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James Williams
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Pirate, a Welshman


Date unknown
James Williams was born Unreferenced
1724-09-15 ca.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The Caroline/George came to Santa Cruz 96
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The Caroline/George left Santa Cruz 96
The Caroline/George was taken in a mutiny 96
At ten at night, Gow and his gang started fire guns. Most of the officers were at sleep, but captain Freneau was on deck. He was seized by Winter, Melvin and Rollson. One of them stabbed the captain in his throat, and Gow shot him twice with his pistols before pushing him into the sea. Gow took command of the vessel and Williams became lieutenant. They changed the name to The Revenge.
The Delight was captured by Gow 96
The Delight was taken by Gow. It came from Newfoundland with salted fish for Cadiz. The provision, sails, cables, chains and anchors were taken. Captain Wise and four men wew set adrift in the boat. A fifteen year old boy, William Oliver, was pressed into the service of the pirates as cabin boy.
Gow took the French vessel Louis-Joseph 96
Louis-Joseph was a French vessel laden with oil and wine. Captain Somerville and captain Cross and the remaining prisoners were sent off with her. They got some of the cargo and some of the beeswax from the Revenge's cargo hold.
1724-12-30 ca.
Cape Finisterre
Gow put Williams in iron 96
After an argue about taking a large ship, Williams went for the powder room to blow it up. But he was stopped and put with the other prisoners.
1725-01-01 ca.
Gow took the Triumvirate 96
Triumvirate of Bristol, captain Davis, was laden with salt fish. Gow took her longboot and some articles of silver. The prisoners (including Williams) were transferred to her. Gow pressed Thomas Courland and James Stammers from the Triumvirate into his crew.
1725-01-05 ca.
Triumvirate met Argyle in Lisabon 96
Davis got the ship back from the pirates and went to Lisbon where he met the Argyle, man-of-war, who took over the refugees including Williams.
1725-01-20 ca.
Argyle came to Sheerness 96
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James Williams died Unreferenced
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