Oh I almost forgot. The Abney that was a Pirate.The Paul Abney listed on the bottom of this letter is the Brother of our Dannett.It was the frigate Josiah that brought Dannett to America. Somewhere along the line Dannett married Paul’s Fiancé. I just gotta learn more on how that happened.If you do a google search on Captain Bartholomew Sharpe you can learn allot about the Pirate history of this Captain and crew.
Captain Bartholomew Sharpe to the Earl of Sunderland
Bermuda, January 3, 1686 [13 janvier 1686].
I have been driven into this harbour by want of provisions. The Island affords plenty enough, yet I cannot be accommodated for our money, though I have the King's commission, unless we side with the peers of the land, as about twelve of the principal men pretend to call themselves, against the King and the Governor. They affront them daily and impudently to such a degree that I should think myself a traitor if I did not seek out means whereby the King may become acquainted, and this most loyal Governor assisted with power suitable to his desire to serve his prince, for which they owe him a mortal hatred.
Bartholomew Sharpe, comr. of the Josiah frigate. Paul Abney, lieutenant. Thomas Walley, master. John England, commander of the Frances brigantine.