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John Sparkes
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Pirate in Every's crew. Aka Sparks. Sparkes begun as a cabin boy for captain Gibson on the ship Charles II.


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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"
Every took a moorish ship 130
The pirates took gold and silver for a value of 20 000 pound.
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.
Old Bailey
Trial of pirates in Every's crew begun 69
Old Bailey
Trial of pirates in Every's crew ended 69
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John Sparkes died Unreferenced
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