John Smith
John Smith


York, England


Josiah Smith


Lt. Commander

Smith: "You done us good, Venables. Proved yourself a true war hero. And for what?"

Smith: "His own bloody pride." ―Smith and his Brother to Ishmael Venables, 1745


John Smith (1724 – was an English Officer based in Nassau. Like Josiah Smith, he had a close relationship with Ishmael Venables, one of the leaders of the British Empire. After accepting the King's Orders he was recruited into the EITC First Division.

Little is known of Smith's life prior to his becoming a Royal Navy's Officer. By 1742, he, along with his brother and Bowdain, had become dissatisfied with the state of Nassau, feeling it had turned into an unbearable slum. As such, Smith eagerly accepted the British Crown, offered to him by Ishmael Venables, and was then invited to join the British Army in their attempts to restore order in the region.

In 1744, he and his Brother were sent to Príncipe, an island on the coast of west Africa, to track down the Sage Bartholomew Roberts. Through their Templar connections, the pair secured an alliance with the British Crew based there. With the aid of the Portuguese, Smith and his brother found and ambushed the crew Roberts was part of, though Roberts himself slipped away.