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Alexander Godfrey

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Background

Alexander Godfrey (1756 - 1803) was a late 18th century British privateer, or pirate to the nations he pirated against. He was born in Chatham in the Province of Massachusetts Bay around 1756. He later moved to British controlled Nova Scotia and married a Phoebe West in 1791.

He later obtained a letter of marque and became a privateer captaining the brig named the Rover. He was responsible for defeating a Spanish fleet in the West Indies in 1800. He would soon die of yellow fever in British Jamaica three years later in 1803.

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