Morgan, Henry, 1635?-1688

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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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referencedIn Brady, Cyrus Townsend, 1861-1920. Letter 1904, February 11, Brooklyn, New York to Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island / Cyrus Townsend Brady. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. Papers, 1631-1722, bulk 1680-1700. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Petrovich, Sandra Marie. Henry Morgan's raid on Panama : geopoltics and colonial ramifications, 1669-1674 / by Sandra Marie Petrovich. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
referencedIn William Blathwayt Papers, 1680-1700 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Brewer, Luther A., 1858-1933. Letter 1915, Dec. 18, Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Mr. Edwin Markham, Staten Island / Luther A. Brewer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
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associatedWith Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717. person
associatedWith Brady, Cyrus Townsend, 1861-1920. person
associatedWith Brewer, Luther A., 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Myngs, Christopher, active 1643-1677, RN person
associatedWith Petrovich, Sandra Marie. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jamaica 00 JM
Wales WLS GB
Monmouth WLS GB
Jamaica 00 JM
Caribbean 02 CU


Birth 1635

Death 1688-08-25




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