Pirates and Privateers
More to come on this exciting area of research!
Just imagine Piers Griffith from Penrhyn, sailing the Spanish Galleon loaded with gold and treasure coming into Aber Cegin / Porth Penryhn!
This is evidences in the Penrhyn private papers (no. 88) which contain a definite commission from the Admiralty to the mayor of Caernarvon and other gentlemen to appraise a cargo of oil, olives, and silk found on the Spanish ship Speranza and brought in by and his crew to Aber Cegin in 1600.
.... try doing a bit of research yourself on Henry Morgan or the many other Welsh Pirates / Privateers!