Country of Origin His Country of Origin was Devonshire, England
Childhood/Young Adulthood Born Samuel Bellamy in 1689, in Devonshire England Later he was married and had a child In his late teens, he joined the British Navy During his journeys he had an affair with Maria Hallett Since her parents didn’t approve of him, he left to become a pirate so that he could support her
Ship Mary Ann Bellamy was elected as the captain of this ship before he captured the Sultana Sultana Became the flagship of Captain Bellamy after it was captured Whydah A captured English slave ship that Bellamy Captured Bellamy generously gave the Sultana to the captain of the Whydah after he stole the ship.
Pirate Code of Conduct Said to be almost a Democracy Because of this, he was well liked by his crew which earned him the name “Pirate Robin Hood”
Fellow Pirates? Before he became captain, Bellamy worked on the Mary Anne under Captain Benjamin Hornigold. Hornigold’s first mate was Edward Teach, better known as “Blackbeard”
Cause of Trouble After capturing the Whydah, his ship was caught in a storm and eventually sank. All but 8 people on the ship died, including Bellamy.
Interesting Stories Capture of the Whydah In 1717, Bellamy got into a 3 day chase to capture the Whydah This ship contained indigo, sugar, gold bars and a large amount of Spanish coins After it was captured, Bellamy kindly gave his old ship, the Sultana, to the captain of the Whydah