Anne Bonny (born Anne Cormac)
Born: around 1697 - 1700 near Cork in Ireland
When Anne was young her father took her and her mother to America, but shortly after they arrived Anne's mother died leaving her in charge of looking after her father and the house.
She was a strong, determined girl who knew her own mind and although her father wanted her to marry a rich landowner she chose to marry a solider who was not so wealthy.
Angry with her decision, Anneís father disinherited her and threw her out the house.
To find work Anne and her new husband, James Bonny, went to Providence which was an island visited by many sailors and pirates. Once there, Anne met ëCalico Jackí Rackam and thinking life with him would be more exciting than with James she asked to join his crew. So, dressed in manís clothes, Anne sailed out of Providence leaving her husband behind.