1467 - Pirate John Petyt of Mount's Bay

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Date 1467
Topic John Petyt, pirate of Mount's Bay
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Mount's Bay, Cornwall

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-23. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


 Commission to Henry Bodrugan, Thomas Clemens and the sheriff of Cornwall, on complaint by John Dubrossay, merchant of Brittany, that three years ago, during the truce between the king and his kinsman the duke of Brittany, William Whyte, James Amelyn, Peter Jakharry, John Petyt, Thomas Kylegrewe and other malefactors and pirates in a ship of Mountesbay took a ship of his sailing at sea laden with 92 tuns of wine and took it to Cornwall, to arrest and imprison the said VVilliam, James, Peter, John and Thomas and to cause restitution to be made.[1]

Source notes

Date: 'Aug. 5. Westminster'. Membrane 19d.

IRHB comments

Note that the act of piracy happened three years earlier, i.e. in 1464. Also see a related entry with background information at [[1468 - Pirate John Petyt of St Ives]]. This suggests that John Petyt was based at St Ives.




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