Alexander Godfrey

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Alexander Godfrey was an 18th-century British privateer.

Godfrey was born in Chatham, Massachusetts in c.1756, and later moved to Nova Scotia. In 1791 he married Phoebe West. Alexander Godfrey served as a privateer He was commander of the British privateer brig Rover which defeated a Spanish squadron off the Spanish Main in 1800. He 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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