A Wench was a female prostitute. These were very common in pirate ports such as Tortuga. Wenches often operated out of houses, owned by a "madame". A famous runner of prostitution rings was the Pirate Lord, Mistress Ching. Wenches of note included Giselle and Scarlett, both of whom operated out of Tortuga. Unlike most wenches, these two owned their own houses to work in.