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Nominal GunsUnknownSPD-1629-3
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorPrivate Owners
Acquired17.7.1630SPD-1629-3
Home PortSouthampton - Hampshire SPD-1629-3
ShipyardUnknownSPD-1629-3
CategoryPrivateerSPD-1629-3
Ship TypeShipSPD-1629-3
Sailing RigShip RiggedSPD-1629-3
Last known1631SPD-1629-3

 

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Posted by Jerry Hasting on Saturday 6th of November 2021 23:22

Colonel Robert Pitt was born about 1607 in Bristol, England. He was, “like most of his family, a sailor, a captain of the ship Thunder, a privateer out of Bristol, England aiding the Huguenots in the war against France in 1628,” according to the book Bristol Privateers and Ships of War, by Commander J. W. Damer Powell, published 1930. As a sea merchant, he owned a fleet of ships which sailed out of the port at Bristol, England. He had moved to the colonies about 1637 as he had patented 550 acres of land in Isle of Wight County, Colony and Dominion of Virginia, on 14 February 1637.

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