THOON, THOMAS [SSNE 8377]

Surname
THOON
First name
THOMAS
Nationality
ENGLISH
Social status
SAILOR

Text source

Thomas Thoon was an English grain merchant turned privateer ('Sea-Beggar' or 'Wategeuzen'), recruited in the service of the Prince of Orange, between 1568-1572. He was captured and executed by the Spanish.

 

Sources:

J.C.A. de Meij, De Watergeuzen en de Nederlanden, 1568-1572 (Amsterdam, 1972), p. 327.

 

This entry created by Mr Jack Abernethy.

Service record

THE LOW COUNTRIES, PRINCE OF ORANGE, SEA-BEGGAR FLEET
Arrived 1568-01-01, as SAILOR
Departed 1572-12-31, as SAILOR
Capacity PRIVATEER, purpose NAVAL, MARITIME