Corsairs and Navies, 1600-1760 by J. S. Bromley

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220-4; R. Davis, The Rise of the English Shipping Industry (London, 1962), pp. 149-54. 17. , 1902), p. 40. In 1657 the first of Jamaica's governors refers to "buckaneers" as "French and English that kill cattle" in Hispaniola: "Edward D'Oyley's Journal, Part 2", Jamaica Hist. , xi (1978), 69. 18. Charlevoix, iii, 11, 54-67; P. Constantin, "Jacques Yvon sieur des Landes (1645-1698), Lieutenant du roi a Saint-Domingue", La Province du Maine, xxxvi-vii (Laval, 1957), 7-48. 19. Nouveau Voyage aux Isles de I'Amcrique.

7 * Given a flexible attitude to plunder, which by definition belonged to the captors exclusively, and the sale of prize goods in neutral islands, especially Danish St Thomas, it is unlikely that these tithes were ever surrendered in full. But no doubt whatsoever hangs over the basic rule of the common stock. All our authorities refer to this, or to the punishment of theft, at the least by forfeiture of shares, at worst by marooning. The articles drawn up in 1697 for d'Iberville's projected Mississippi expedition — describing his Canadians as flibusiiers, interestingly enough--impose both penalties, unless "selon le voi" the offender deserved shooting: the same with the pirates' articles.

28. Redlich, i, 135; G. Parker, The Army of Flanders and the Spanish Road 1567-1659 (Cambridge, 1972), pp. 188-90. 29. R. Andrews, The Spanish Caribbean: Trade and Plunder 1530-1630 (New Haven, 1978), esp. pp. 181-7. 30. G. Debien, Les Engages pour les Amules 1634-1715 (Paris, 1952), pp. 188-9; Newton, pp. 103-10, 192-3, 211-16, 279-82; cf. Charlevoix, iii, 46. 31. I have used the translation of'his "Journey to the Southern Sea from 1685 to 1686" in M. Besson, The Scourge of the Indies (London, 1929): see pp.

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