Speaking Trumpet1

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Last Edited21/08/2016
ShipVoyage* In 1705 the Speaking Trumpet, a pirate ship under the captaincy of John Johnson Bowin, was wrecked at Black Rock off Mauritius. Among the pirates on board was Jan de Wit who deserted to the Dutch settlement on Mauritius and was subsequently sent to Batavia on the Oegstgeest.1 


  1. [S842] First Fifty Years project on Facebook, posts by Mansell Upham, online www.facebook.com/FirstFiftyYearsProject, 1705: pirate on "Speaking Trumpet" under American pirate ‘king’ John Bowen, shipwrecked at Black Rock off Mauritius & deserting to Dutch settlement on Mauritius; sent to Batavia on "Oegstgeest". Hereinafter cited as FFY FB post Mansell Upham.
  2. [S654] Mansell Upham 'What can't be cured, must be endured … Cape of Good Hope - first marriages & baptisms (1652-1665)', First Fifty Years, Uprooted Lives - Unfurling the Cape of Good Hope's Earliest Colonial Inhabitants (1652-1713), (http://e-family.co.za/ffy/ui66.htm), January 2012.

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