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Hugh Smith *1545?? - +1589?? English pirate.

He was a member of the crew by Francis Drake in 1560 and attended all his robberies expeditions to the Caribbean. Together plundered many Spanish ships, towns and villages.

He was also on the ship GOLDEN HIND (PELICAN) Vice Admiral Francis Drake on a trip around the world in the years 1577-1580.

In 1588 he participated in the successful repulse Felicissima Spanish Armada (Invincible Armada). See John Hawkins.

In 1589 he took part in expeditions English Armada (Contra Armada, Invencible Inglesa) in Spain and Portugal under the command of Admiral Francis Drake. The invasion ended in utter disaster. See Francis Drake.

John Smith *1550?? - +1573. English pirate.

In 1572 he became a member of the crew of Francis Drake. In the Caribbean and along the Atlantic plundered Spanish ships and settlements. In 1573 he participated in the attack on Nobre de Dios, where they seized a large quantity of gold. John Smith was killed in combat.

Dirck Simonszoon van Uitgeest též Uytgeest *1590?? - +1635?? Dutch pirate, he worked at the northern coast of South America. Challenged the Spanish and Portuguese ships and colonies.

Christopher Scudamore *1670?? - +1710?? English pirate, he worked in the Caribbean.

He was a member of the crew of the pirate ship CHARLES Captain Daniel Plowman.

CHARLES sailed from Boston in July 1703 on a pirate expedition against the French and Spanish ships. Not long after the departure of Captain Daniel Plowman ill and because of quarantine remained in his cabin. The crew, led by proviantním officer Anthony Holding, however, rebelled and his captain chose Lieutenant John Quelch. In late September, Captain Daniel Plowman died of a fever.

Later, at the shores of Brazil plundered nine Portuguese ships and gain valuable cargo of weapons, skins, sugar, fabrics, boxes of gold dust and money. By that time, however, was between Portugal and England concluded an alliance. Therefore, the English Admiralty after the report of Portugal on the looting of ships issued an arrest warrant for the entire crew. In May 1704 CHARLES ship docked in port today Marblehead, Massachusetts, where the unsuspecting crew with his share of the booty broke. Within a week, most of the crew including Christopher Scudamore caught and imprisoned.

In early June, he was taken to court in Boston. Christopher Scudamore was based on the testimony of crew members found guilty and sentenced to several years of imprisonment.

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