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Jack "Calico Jack" Rackham
Birth: Dec. 21, 1682, Jamaica
Death: Nov. 17, 1720

Pirate. Famous for his romance with female pirate Anne Bonney. Called "Calico Jack" after the calico-patterned clothing he favored. Spent four years in the West Indies involved in piracy, having onboard Bonney (disguised as a man), and eventually bringing onboard a pirate whom, to Bonney's surprise, turned out to be another female named Mary Read, begining a famous affair between the two, much to Jack's chagrin. He was captured in battle, reportedly an easy victory as the only real fighters on board were the women; the rest of the crew, including Rackham, were in the hold drunk. He was tried, convicted, and hanged in St. Jago De La Vega, Jamaica. After the sentence was read, Anne reportedly said to her former lover "If you had fought like a man, you need not have died like a dog!" Whether or not his body was buried in Port Royal (now underwater), or simply dumped at sea is unknown. (bio by: Brian Macdonald) 
 
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Originally Created by: Brian Macdonald
Record added: Feb 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13279407
Jack Calico Jack Rackham
Added by: Brian Macdonald
 
Jack Calico Jack Rackham
Added by: Brian Macdonald
 
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