Morgan, Henry, 1635?-1688

Dates:
Birth 1635
Death 1688-08-25
Britons

Biographical notes:

Henry Morgan (b. c. 1635 – d. 25 August 1688) was a Welsh privateer, landowner and, later, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. From his base in Port Royal, Jamaica, he raided settlements and shipping on the Spanish Main, becoming wealthy as he did so. With the prize money from the raids he purchased three large sugar plantations on the island.

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Subjects:

  • Pirates

Occupations:

  • Admirals
  • Privateers

Places:

  • Jamaica, 00, JM
  • Wales, WLS, GB
  • Monmouth, WLS, GB
  • Caribbean, 02, CU
  • Jamaica, 00, JM