Captain Samuel Bellamy Research Paper

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Captain Samuel Bellamy , known as “ Black Sam “ Bellamy , was an English pirate who operated in the early 18th century. Samuel was born February 23, 1689 in Hittisleigh , United Kingdom and died April 26, 1717 in Wellfleet , MA. He was the captain of Whydah , one of the most formidable pirate ships of the age. In August 1716 , Hornigold gave Bellamy command of the Mary Anne , a captured sloop.

Samuel remained with his mentor for a short time before striking out on his own when hornigold crew deposed him for refusing to take English prizes. In September he teamed up with legendary French pirate Olivier La Buse ( “ Olivier the Vulture “ ) and captured several ships in and around the Virgin Islands . Olivier and Bellamy captured the British

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