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Captain Thomas PAINE

Male - 1715


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  • Name Thomas PAINE 
    Prefix Captain 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112970861:1030:113090087 
    _UID EB1BA1E46B1D46C59EE2680281DDB4A9C3D7 
    Died 1715 
    Person ID I51432  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2012 

    Family Mary CARR,   b. 1 Jan 1661, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717  (Age 55 years) 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a sea captain and commanded the frigate Pearl against the pirates of the West Indies.

      Commission of Captain Thomas Paine

      "Sir Thomas Lynch, Knight, one of the gentlemen of his Majesty's bed chamber, and Captain General and Governor in Chief of his Majesty's Island of Jamaica and territories thereunto depending, and vice Admiral to his Royal Highness, James, Duke of York, in the American seas."
      "Whereas, I am informed there are several pirates that have most barbarously murthured divers of his Majesty's subjects, robbing others and taking several vessels, cursing the King, and not so much as pretending to belong to any Prince, or to have any commission of war. There are therefore to authorize Capt. Thomas Paine, commander of the Frigate Pearl, to seize the said pirates, and to take, kill and destroy the said pirates and their ships, provided they resist and cannot be brought in, for doing which this shall be your warrant. I likewise, hereby further assure you and your men, that for such service you shall have all the favor they can expect, or I can render you and them."
      "Given under my hand, this 13th of October, 1682, Jamaica.
      Signed, Thomas Lynch.
      By His Excellency Commanding, Henry Harrington, Sect."