Eighteenth century Irish pirate whose story was told in the book A General History of the Pyrates. She was arrested for piracy in 1720 and sentenced to death, but was granted a stay of execution due to pregnancy and was later released.
Her family emigrated from Ireland to the "new world" (North America) when she was young and her father became a successful merchant.
She never hid her gender and was known as a competent, respected pirate.
Her first husband was the sailor and pirate James Bonny whom she left for the pirate Jack Rackham. She had two children with him and later married Joseph Burleigh with whom she had ten children.
Eiichiro Oda based a character in his manga One Piece on her.