(1690s – died 1770), born in Plymouth in Devonshire, was an English pirate who led the return to the Eastern Seas. He and his crew fled New Providence in 1718, when Woodes Rogers became governor of the island.
On a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, an Indian member of the crew, who was severely beaten and mistreated, threatened to ignite the ship's powder magazine. Condent swiftly jumped into the hold, and shot the Indian in the face. Purportedly, the crew hacked the body to pieces, and the gunner slashed open his stomach, tore out his heart, boiled it, and ate it.
He cruised the Indian Coast and the Red Sea for a further year or so. In 1720, near Bombay, Condent and his crew captured a huge Arab ship, which contained an abundance of treasure and valuables, to the tune of £150,000. In an attempt not to further enrage the East India Company, Condent's crew were ordered not to abuse crew or passengers.
He and his crew returned to the island of Saint-Marie, dividing their haul into around £2000 each. Condent and forty other members of his crew sailed to the island of Bourbon where they negotiated with the governor for a French pardon.