Charges of Piracy Against
(1. Pirate Captain Name)
and his Crew
The Prisoners that
are charged are as follows:
The Captain of the pirate
(1. Pirate Captain Name) John Rackman alias
(2. Pirate Captain's Alias) "Calico
The crew of the same pirate
(3. Pirate Crew [add up to
George Featherston, John
Davies, Thomas Bourn, James Dobbins, Thomas Earl, Richard Corner, John
Howell, Noah Harwood, Patrick Carty, John Fenwick.
The four charges against the prisioners
are as follows:
1. That they "did piratically,
feloniously, and in an hostile manner, attack, engage, and take, seven
certain fishing boats" and that they assulted the fisherman and stole
their fishing boats" and that they assulted the fisherman and stole
their fish and fishing tackle.
2. That they did "upon the high
seas, in a certain place, distance about three leagues from the island
of Hispaniola...set upon, shoot at, and take, two certain merchant
sloops," and did assault James Dobbin and other mariners.
3. That on the high sea about
five leagues from Port Maria Bay in the island of Jamaica they did shoot
at and take a schooner commanded by Thomas Spenlow and put Spenlow and
other mariners "in corporeal fear of their lives."
4. That about
one league from Dry Harbour Bay, Jamaica, they did board and enter a
merchant sloop called Mary, commanded by Thomas Dillon, and did
steal and carry away the sloop and her tackle.
(4. Additional charge [optional])
November 16, 1721
Spainish Town, Jamaica