William Brand

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About William Brand

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  • Birthday 12/17/1970

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    Logan, Utah
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    My name is William Pace and I live and work as a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer in Northern Utah. I'm married to the lovely Tracy Pace and we have three children. In addition to all things art, I enjoy traveling and meeting new people from every walk of life. I've always been a fan of history, theology, and of course, Pyracy.

  1. How to sew a Ditty-bag

    So many people have mentioned you of late that I'm sending out a shout.
  2. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    I believe your story remains the most visited thread on the Pub, so thanks for the longevity of the project.
  3. Pirate Flag (a making of)

    My wife Tracy hand sewed our flag using linen thread and linen cross bones on a wool bunting. It's an amazing flag and she worked tirelessly to make it happen.
  4. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Aye, Silver. Just how shall we send her off...? Perhaps one last posting event here on the Pub. We invite everyone and all and we share all our favorite experiences and raise a glass! I'll mull it over and we'll pick a day in January.
  5. The Pyracy Pub is Closing!

    Ahoy, all pirates everywhere! With a heart both proud of our legacy and heavy at our loss, I must announce that Pyracy.com is closing the doors of the 'Pub' at the start of the new year. The Pub (as it exists now in website form) no longer draws in the pirate hoards it once did, and so we will be moving the Pub to more 'social' seas and we ask that anyone wishing to save photos, stories, discussions and any other thing contained on the website, please do so before the end of the year. Then we will commit the website to the deep.
  6. On this day in history...

    September 18 - On this day in 1687, the Irish made a Declaration promising a pardon to pirates who surrender themselves to Sir Robert Holmes.
  7. On this day in history...

    August 1 - On this day in 1700, Culliford was arrested, and taken to the Marshalsea prison. He was tried for piracy of the Great Mohammed in 1698 and his pardon was ruled invalid. He was saved from hanging, because he was needed in Samuel Burgess' trial. Following the trial, Culliford disappeared from record, and rumor has it that he next served on a naval ship after which he disappears from the records like another famous pirate Henry Every. Also on this day in 1708, Woodes Rogers’ expedition to capture a Manila galleon departed from Britain. And on this day in 1721, Bartholomew Roberts captured two large ships at Point Cestos, now River Cess in Liberia. One of these was the frigate Onslow, transporting soldiers bound for Cape Coast (Cabo Corso) Castle. A number of the soldiers wished to join the pirates and were eventually accepted, but as landlubbers were given only a quarter share. The Onslow was converted to become the fourth Royal Fortune. And also on this day in 1722, George Shelvocke returned from his round-the-world, privateering adventure.
  8. On this day in history...

    July 19 - On this day in 1545, the Tudor warship, Mary Rose, sunk in Portsmouth Harbor at Hampshire, England. Also on this day in 1702, Philemon Ewer, the English shipbuilder is born. He is responsible for the rebuild of the first ship built in North America back in 1696. He also built the HMS Salisbury, which served as the location for the famous experiments on scurvy in 1747, by James Lind. And on this day in 1723, Charles Harris and 25 pirates were hanged in Newport, Rhode Island. Joseph Libbey, who was abducted the previous year along with Philip Ashton, was among them. All were all former members of Edward Low’s crew.
  9. On this day in history...

    July 17 - On this day in 1596, At 10:30AM, Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrived at Novaya Zemlya, an archipelago in the Arctic Sea. Also on this day in 1603, Sir Walter Raleigh was arrested by forces of King James. And on this day in 1690, Adam Baldridge arrived at Island of St. Marie in Madagascar where he built a fort and began trading with pirates. And also on this day in 1696, a proclamation for the arrest of Henry Every was issued by the Lords Justices. And if that weren't enough, on this day in 1696, an Irish Proclamation was put forth promising a reward for the apprehension of a pirate named Henry Every. And finally, on this day in 1726, Captain William Fly of Jamaica and the ship Elizabeth was hanged at Boston. His career as a pirate lasted just one month.
  10. On this day in history...

    July 16 - On this day in 1661, the first banknotes in Europe were issued by the Bank of Stockholm, altering the way that money is distributed in a very new way.
  11. On this day in history...

    July 14 - On this day in 1698, the Darien scheme began with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, and departed Leith for the Isthmus of Panama. And on this day in 1702, Christopher Codrington, governor-general of the English Leeward Islands, lead 1,200 militiamen and privateers in a descent upon the shared island of St. Kitts, expelling its French Settlers. Also on this day in 1714, the Battle of Aland occurred wherein the Russian fleet overpowered the larger Swedish fleet. And on this day in 1769, the expedition led by Gaspar de Portola established a base in California and set out to find the Port of Monterey.
  12. Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard! Always good to see a pirate return to the fold, metaphorically speaking. I hope you enjoy the sweet trade.
  13. On this day in history...

    July 9 - On this day in 1722, the Boston News Letter published a list of those captured by Edward Low after he sank ships of the fleet, and abandoned the Rebecca.
  14. W.A.G.-word association game

  15. On this day in history...

    July 7 - On this day in 1730, Olivier Levasseur was taken to Saint-Denis, Réunion and hanged for piracy at 5 p.m.