Ishamel Venables


Great Britain


Nassau was formerly known as Charles Town; it was burned to the ground by the Spanish in 1684. When it was rebuilt, it was renamed Nassau in 1695 in honour of the Dutch Stadtholder (stadhouder in Dutch) and later also King of England, Scotland and Ireland, William III from the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau.[2] In 1703 Spanish and French allied forces briefly occupied Nassau.

By 1713, the sparsely settled Bahamas had become a pirate haven for pirate chieftains Thomas Barrow and Benjamin Hornigold. They proclaimed Nassau a pirate republic, establishing themselves as "governors." They were joined by Charles Vane, Calico Jack Rackham, and the infamous Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard"; along with female pirates such as Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

In 1718, the British sought to regain control of the islands and appointed Captain Woodes Rogers as Royal Governor. He successfully clamped down on the pirates, reformed the civil administration, and restored commerce. Rogers cleaned up Nassau and rebuilt the fort, using his own wealth to try to overcome problems. In 1720 the Spanish made an unsuccessful attempt to capture Nassau.

In 1746, Nassau's new Governor was under command of Ishmael Venables, who decided to live there with his wife and children. His division is currently stationed there.

Those People Who Love NassauEdit

  • Ishmael Venables
  • Caterina Venables
  • Ishmael Jr. Venables
  • Peter Plankwrecker
  • Jennifer Plankwrecker
  • Mark Ironskull