Alexander Godfrey (c.1756–1803) was an 18th-century British privateer during the War of the Second Coalition against France and Spain. Godfrey was born in Chatham, Massachusetts in c.1756, and later moved to Nova Scotia. In 1791 he married Phoebe West. Godfrey died of yellow fever in Jamaica in 1803. His only child Ruth, who died of burns, is buried in Liverpool, Nova Scotia's historic cemetery.

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  • Alexander Godfrey (c.1756–1803) was an 18th-century British privateer during the War of the Second Coalition against France and Spain. Godfrey was born in Chatham, Massachusetts in c.1756, and later moved to Nova Scotia. In 1791 he married Phoebe West. By 1800, Britain was at war with France and Spain, both of which had a significant naval and commercial maritime presence in the Americas. Godfrey obtained a letter of marque to serve as a privateer for Britain, and put to sea in command of Rover, a 14-gun brig. In 1800, while possibly in company with other vessels, Rover encountered and defeated three Spanish warships; in recognition of which Godfrey was offered a Royal Navy commission. Godfrey subsequently paid £850 to purchase one of the Spanish vessels when it was sold as a prize, then sailed it Halifax, Nova Scotia for resale at £1000. Godfrey died of yellow fever in Jamaica in 1803. His only child Ruth, who died of burns, is buried in Liverpool, Nova Scotia's historic cemetery. (en)
  • Alexander Godfrey est né à Chatham sur la presqu'île du Cap Cod dans le Massachusetts en 1756. En 1791, il épouse Phoebe West. Leur fille unique, Ruth, décède à l'âge de 7 ans 1 mois et 26 jours le 7 décembre 1798. Godfrey est mort de la fièvre jaune le 17 janvier 1803 en Jamaïque. Godfrey était un corsaire, capitaine du Rover. Il devient célèbre lorsqu'il capture le , vaisseau amiral espagnol et ses deux navires canonniers. Les 55 hommes d'équipage du Rover ont fait prisonniers les 125 hommes de ces trois navires sans subir de pertes. Cette éclatante victoire fit de Godfrey un héros en Angleterre, qui lui offrit même en récompense son propre navire dans la Royal Navy. (fr)
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  • Alexander Godfrey (c.1756–1803) was an 18th-century British privateer during the War of the Second Coalition against France and Spain. Godfrey was born in Chatham, Massachusetts in c.1756, and later moved to Nova Scotia. In 1791 he married Phoebe West. Godfrey died of yellow fever in Jamaica in 1803. His only child Ruth, who died of burns, is buried in Liverpool, Nova Scotia's historic cemetery. (en)
  • Alexander Godfrey est né à Chatham sur la presqu'île du Cap Cod dans le Massachusetts en 1756. En 1791, il épouse Phoebe West. Leur fille unique, Ruth, décède à l'âge de 7 ans 1 mois et 26 jours le 7 décembre 1798. Godfrey est mort de la fièvre jaune le 17 janvier 1803 en Jamaïque. (fr)
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