Coxon probably did not submit, for Dampier tells us that at the end of May 1681, Coxon was lying with seven or eight other privateers at the Samballas, islands on the coast of Darien, with a ship of ten guns and 100 men. On 25th May 1682, Sir Thomas Lynch returned to Jamaica as governor of the colony.

His parentage Early voyages Sails for Jamaica as a planter Visits Bay of Campeachy Turns logwood-cutter His adventures Joins the buccaneers Succeeds Returns to England Marries Again goes to Jamaica Captured by buccaneers, and takes part in several expeditions in the South Sea Recrosses the Isthmus of Darien, and reaches the Samballas Islands Joins Captain Tristan The prizes sold to the Dutch Goes to Virginia Joins the Revenge Captain Cook sails for the South Seas Puts into the Sherbro' River Cook treacherously captures a Dane The name of the Bachelor's Delight given to her Cape Horn doubled Steers for Juan Fernandez Falls in with the Nicholas Meeting of the Mosquito Indians, Will and Robin, at Juan Fernandez Several vessels captured on the coast A design on Truxillo abandoned Death of Cook Buried on shore Narrow escape of the party on shore Davis elected captain Transactions at Amapalla Eaton and Davis separate Davis joined by other pirates Paita attacked and burnt Attempt on Guayaquil abandoned A packet-boat captured Hear of the sailing of the Plata fleet Lay in wait for it off New Panama Attempts of the Spaniards with a fire-ship Large parties of pirates unite Plan to attack Panama Encounters a Spanish fleet Stratagem of the Spaniards to place the pirates in a disadvantageous position The Spanish fleet escapes Lexa and Leon plundered Swan proposes to cross the Pacific Santa Pecaque plundered A large body of the rovers massacred The prisoners set on shore on a desert island The Cygnet prepared for crossing the Pacific Dampier cured of a dropsy.

Dampier, meantime, with a minority of the party, consisting of forty-four Europeans, two Mosquito men, and a Spanish Indian, after undergoing great hardships and perils, crossed the isthmus to the mouth of the river Concepcion, where they obtained canoes, in which they proceeded to one of the Samballas Islands. Here they found a French privateer, commanded by Captain Tristan, whom they joined.