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Cornelius Essex

Cornelius Essex was an English buccaneer who took part in Captain Bartholomew Sharp's privateering expedition, the "Pacific Adventure", during the late 1670s. Although much of his early life is unknown, he is first recorded being brought with his ship, the Great Dolphin, to Port Royal by HMS Hunter in November 1679 and tried with twenty of his crew for "riotously comporting themselves" as well as charges of looting the plantation of a Major Samue...

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