Women / Persons ~ P14124

Anne Bonny

Alternate Names:
  • Anney Bonny
  • Anne Bonny Burleigh
  • Anne Cormac
  • Anne Fulford
Gender: Female
Life Dates: 1698 – 1782
  • Criminal, thief
  • Cross dresser, male impersonator
  • Irish
  • Pirate
Note: Illegitimate daughter of Irish lawyer and his maid; raised in Charles Town, S. C. as if legitimate; some sources say she was raised as a boy. Convicted pirate. Father won her reprieve from prison in Jamaica to Charles Town, S. C., where she married Joseph Burleigh in 1721 and raised five children. (She had given birth in Cuba to stillborn child with Jack Rackham, and in prinson.)
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