There is a skull and crossbones image on a gravestone in Edern, Llŷn. Many caves bear the names of local pirates across the headland and the islands of St Tudwal, and Bardsey in particular, were buccaneers’ nests. Henry Morgan himself stayed at Tŷ Mawr, Abersoch on route from his Caribbeean adventures.
Black Bart from Pembrokeshire was the first to fly the ‘official’ pirate flag. Previously they flew a red flag, and because he always wore smart clothes and a red jacket, the French nick-name for Bart was ‘le jolie rouge’ – the ‘Pretty Red One’ [hence ‘Jolly Roger’].