Hanging of Pirate Captain John Fenn - St. Johns, Antigua
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD
N 17° 07.319 W 061° 50.635
20Q E 622983 N 1893414
Quick Description: St. Johns, Antigua was the final stop for Pirate Captain John Fenn. Fenn was Captain of the 21-gun “Morning Star” that was captured by the British. Fenn was hung in St. Johns for piracy and his body put on display as a deterrent.
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Date Posted: 1/17/2010 8:20:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM82XG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
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Long Description:
Fenn started his career serving as a gunner for Thomas Anstis and worked with a missing hand. He played a key role in capturing three of four merchant ships in June of 1721. He was given command of the Morning Star as Captain. Fenn petitioned the British government for a pardon claiming they were forced into piracy. After waiting a reply for nine months from the British Government that never came Fenn resumed pirating in August 1922. His ship was taken on the beach of Tobago by surprise in April 1723. He was tried and convicted of piracy and was hung with 4 other pirates in Antigua in May 1723. Because of his rank as Captain his body remained on display as a deterrent.

The coordinates take you to the Antigua museum where you can learn more about the pirate history of Antigua.

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Site Description: Udeveloped location

Date of Pirate Activity (Estimated): May 1723

Reference Web-link or Book Title: http://www.privateerdragons.com/pirates_famous.html#A

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