Rhode Island
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Rhode Island Pirates

Biographies of those who they themselves indulged in sea robbery or by there actions made piracy a lucrative business in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Pirates

Name

Years

Place Of Birth

Place Of Death

Thomas Tew

166? - 1695

Newport RI

Mandab Strait

Killed In Action

Charles Harris

16?? - 1723

????

Newport RI

Hanged

Paulgrave Williams

1676 - ????

Newport RI

Unknown

Thomas Paine

1632 - 1715

Martha’s Vinyard

Conanicut Island

Natural Causes

William Mayes Jr.

16?? - 17??

Newport RI

Newport RI

Natural Causes

James Jaffers
(Charles Gibbs)

1794 - 1831

Newport RI

New York

Hanged