Pirates & Smuggling

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Since Roger the Vintner has sold ale and wine in 1175 to the burgesses of the new borough of Scarborough this town has imported wine, and, until recent years, brewed ale. The early Normans brought the taste for wine, after their conquest of En...

In the year 1721 the fine frigate ship Onslow, Captain Gee, Commander, bound for Cape Coast Castle, was riding off Caetos, on the African Coast, having called there for water and other necessities. Suddenly a pirate ship bore down, sent an armed ...

This story appeared in a series of articles by Forrest Frank in 1920 in the Scarborough Daily Post - This story came from Captain Wilson: The procedure for pilotage into Scarborough Harbour was simple. On the Platform there were always two or ...

Benito De Soto, The pirate of the morning star in the Pirates own book 1837 The following narrative of the career of a desperate pirate who was executed in Gibraltar in the month of January, 1830, is one of two letters from the pen of the auth...

This page features articles on this website that mention pirates in some way.  Books on Pirates & smugglers Links to books & useful websites on pirates & smugglers A general history of pyrates ... Britain&#...

The importance that sailors attach to their provisions and stores is great and sometimes amusing. The Scarborough Barque Migrator, belonging to W and B Fowler and commanded by Captain Hargreave Potter (uncle of the present Captain Potter) was lyi...

This article was first published by the Scarborough Evening News in 1968. Written by our own John Rushton it is now reprinted here. Smuggling was not new in the eighteenth century - it existed as long as there were customs to - but in the age ...

This page features articles on this website that mention smuggling in some way.  32 Sandside  My grandfather's house at 32 Sandside The following story was surrounded with great mystery. It was handwritten by a m...

The story below comes from "THE TINDALLS OF SCARBOROUGH" page 60. It was the pirates who eventually caused the expulsion of William and Robert from he Society of Friends. In 1828 the Tindall barque, 'Morning Star,' was taken ...

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