1691 in piracy

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See also: 1690 in piracy, other events of 1691, 1693 in piracy and the list of 'years of Piracy'.


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  • William Bishop, a member of Captain Henry Avery's crew, is hanged at London's Execution Dock.
  • August - Christopher Goffe, a former crew member under Rhode Island pirate Captain Woolery before receiving a pardon in 1687, is commissioned as a pirate hunter and is ordered to protect the coastal shipping between Cape Cod and Cape Ann.
  • September - After twelve years away from his native England, William Dampier arrives at Thames. Nearly destitute after eight years of adventuring, he is forced to sell his friend and manservant Prince Jeoly.

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