#OTD in 1720 – One of the most successful pirates, a feisty Cork-born red-head, called Anne Bonny, avoided execution after Calico Jack’s ship was captured by a band of pirate-hunters.

Anne Bonny was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William Cormac and his housemaid. They immigrated to America after Anne’s birth and settled on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. A headstrong young woman ‘with a fierce and courageous temper’, she eloped with James Bonny against her father’s wishes. James took her to a pirates’ lair […]

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#OTD in 1720 – One of the most successful pirates, a feisty Cork-born red-head, called Anne Bonny, avoided execution after Calico Jack’s ship was captured by a band of pirate-hunters.

Anne Bonny was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William Cormac and his housemaid. They immigrated to America after Anne’s birth and settled on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. A headstrong young woman ‘with a fierce and courageous temper’, she eloped with James Bonny against her father’s wishes. James took her to a pirates’ lair […]

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#OTD in 1720 – One of the most successful pirates, a feisty Cork-born red-head, called Anne Bonny, avoided execution after Calico Jack’s ship was captured by a band of pirate-hunters.

Anne Bonny was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William Cormac and his housemaid. They immigrated to America after Anne’s birth and settled on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. A headstrong young woman ‘with a fierce and courageous temper’, she eloped with James Bonny against her father’s wishes. James took her to a pirates’ lair […]

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1720 – One of the most successful pirates was a feisty red-head, called Anne Bonny, who was granted a stay of execution on this date.

Born in Co Cork, Anne Bonny was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William Cormac and his housemaid. They immigrated to America after Anne’s birth and settled on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. A headstrong young woman ‘with a fierce and courageous temper’, she eloped with James Bonny against her father’s wishes. James took her […]

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