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Henry Every

  • Birth 1653
  • Death 1696
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: He disappeared from the record after 1696
  • Memorial ID 13556746

Pirate. Seized the Grand Mogul treasure ship "Ganj-i-Sawai" which was filled with such a massive amount of money (5.2 million rupees) that it was said Every offered to pay off the British national debt with it in exchange for a pardon. Every embarked on his piratical career in 1694, taking over the British ship "Charles", renaming it "Fancy", then sailing off for the Indian Ocean, where he encountered and captured the "Sawai" in 1695. He was one of the few pirates who died a natural death without being arrested. His final fate is unknown; some accounts say he died a pauper in Bideford or Devon, England after being swindled of most of his loot.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Brian Macdonald
  • Added: 7 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13556746
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Every (1653–1696), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13556746, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed, who reports a He disappeared from the record after 1696.