Here are 3 cool resources for your pirate game:
The fantastic Abulafia site has several Pirate-themed generators.
One the names in the list of pirates is Lancelot Blackburne. He is quite the character. His career as a pirate was rumored, but he did go on to be King George I's chaplain in Hanover and then the Archbishop of York. And, it would seem, an inveterate rake.
The capitol of Jamaica, Port Royal, a city notorious for it's debauchery and pirate ties, was devastated by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 1692.