Fancy (Charles II)
Constructed:Date unknown
Destructed:Date unknown

A british privateer, and later a pirate and then named Fancy. 44 guns, about 80 men, and was about 300 tons. Aka Phancy.


Date unknown
Charles II was constructed Unreferenced
1693-08-15 ca.
The Dove, Charles II and the James left London WP 130 130
1693-09-01 ca.
A Coruña
The ship Charles II came to Corunna 130
A Coruña
The mutiny of the ship Charles the Second 69 69 130 130
After not getting paid, the crew mutinied and turned the Charles the Second into a pirate and renamed her Fancy, commanded by Avery. For the ship in which this piracy was committed, was an English vessel, called The Charles the Second, belonging to several merchants of this city, designed for other ends, and a far different voyage, which by these criminals, with the assistance of one Every, their captain, in all these villanies, was seized near the Groyn in Spain, in May 1564. from which place, having first by force, set captain Gibson the commander, on shoar, they carried off the ship. The pirates came in the James galley.
1694-06-01 ca.
São Tomé
The Fancy came to Sao Tome 130
"sailed to y Isle of May where she met with three English ships and took from them a cable and an anchor some salt salt
[sic] beef and linen for which they made y inhabitants pay them double"
1694-07-01 ca.
The Fancy came to Bioko 130
1694-07-15 ca.
São Tomé
Every attacked three English ships 130
Every attcked the James and Thomas, the Rebecca and a pink belonging to London.
1695-01-01 ca.
The Fancy came to Principe 130
1695-01-02 ca.
Avery took two Danish men of war 130
"...after an hours dispute they yeilded, upon which we took from them about fifty tons of brandy, and about 640 ounces of gold dust..."
1695-01-15 ca.
Cape Lopez
Every sunk two danish ships at Cape Lopez 130 146
The danish ships Christiansborg and Gyldenløves våben were taken by Avery at Principe.
1695-02-15 ca.
Every came to Anomabu 130
1695-04-01 ca.
Cape Town
Fancy rounded the Cape Unreferenced
1695-05-01 ca.
Every came to Madagascar 130
1695-06-01 ca.
Every came to Anjouan 130
1695-07-01 ca.
Every met with Ferrar and Want 130
1695-07-02 ca.
Every and others signed new articles 130
1695-07-15 ca.
Every took a small ship 130
10 leguas off Surat, Every took a small ship of 6 guns laden with silver and gold.
1695-08-01 ca.
Every took a large ship 130
Every took a ship of about 70 guns and 700 men, carrying the admiral of Mecca.
1695-09-01 ca.
The Fancy came to Bourbon 130
"We thinking to go to Madagascar fell in with an Island called Dunmasquereen belonging to the French, and is about 50 Leagues from Madagascar. Having two and twenty French men on board we sent some of them and some English to the factory to know if they would let us victual there, upon which the Govemor of the Island came on board and entertain’d us very kindly"
Cape St John
The Gunsway was attacked by pirates 69 69 69 130
The ship called the Gunsway with her tackle, apparel and furniture, to the value of 1000 l. and of goods to the value of 110 l. together with 100000 pieces of eight, and 100000 chequins, upon the High Seas, ten Leagues from the Cape St. Johns near Surat in the East-Indies. The Gunswaybelonged to the Great Mogul. The pirates saild in the ship the Charles the seconcd.
1696-01-01 ca.
Cape Town
Fancy rounded the Cape Unreferenced
1696-03-17 ca.
Every sent a letter to Trott WP 130
Four of Every's men took a small boat to Nassau, the island's largest city and capital, with a letter addressed to the island's governor, Sir Nicholas Trott. The letter explained that the men's warship of forty-six guns, the Fancy, had just returned from the coast of Africa, and the ship's crew of 113 self-identified interlopers (unlicensed slavers) now needed some shore time. In return for letting the Fancy enter the harbor and for keeping the men's violation of the East India Company's slaving monopoly a secret, the crew would pay Trott a combined total of £860. Their captain, a man named "Henry Bridgeman," also promised the ship to the governor as a gift once his crew unloaded the cargo. "Having cleaned our ship we came away for the West Indies designing for New Providence where arriving within six Leagues we sent a letter to Coll Trott the Governor, and three men, Hollingsworth, Chinton and Adams by name, Capt Every read the Letter to us which was to this effect, That we were soldiers of fortune and had done no Christian Nation any damage and were the King’s subjects and to know whether he would entertain us, we sent a present of £500 with the letter. Adams came back in the Governor’s own sloop with some Gentlemen of the Island and brought us from the Governor a Cask of Wine, a hogshead of Beer and a Cask of sugar and told us we should be very welcome, whereupon  we weighted anchor for Providence, where coming we fired all our Guns and the Governor answered us Gun for Gun"
1696-03-20 ca.
New Providence
The Fancy came to New Providence 130
1696-05-01 ca.
The Fancy was staved 130
"When all the men were gone ashore we sent some Negroes and others to look after her, who being careless suffered the ship to run ashore where she was staved, which we supposed was done on purpose, he [Trott] having ?rst taken out the rigging and some of the Guns"
Date unknown
Charles II was destructed Unreferenced
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