Mary Read Mary Read was born in London, England in the late seventeenth century to the wife of a sea captain.
See Article History Alternative Title: Fortune seekers have hunted his buried treasure in vain through succeeding centuries. It is believed he went to sea as a youth. After he was sailing as a legitimate privateer for Great Britain against the French in the West Indies and off the coast of North America.
In he was an established sea captain and shipowner in New York Citywhere he owned property; at various times he was dispatched by both New York and Massachusetts to rid the coast of enemy privateers. In London inhe received a royal commission to apprehend pirates who molested the ships of the East India Company in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean.
Avoiding the normal pirate haunts, he arrived by February at the Comoro Islands off East Africa.
It was apparently some time after his arrival there that Kidd, still without having taken a prize ship, decided to turn to piracy. In August he made an unsuccessful attack on ships sailing with Mocha coffee from Yemen but later took several small ships.
Biography Edit. Captain William Kidd was either one of the most notorious pirates in the history of the world, or one of its most unjustly vilified and prosecuted privateers, in an imperialistic age's rationalisations of empire. Biography. Captain William Kidd was either one of the most notorious pirates in the history of the world or one of its most unjustly vilified and prosecuted privateers in . on the real-life experiences of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who at his own request was put ashore on an uninhabited island in after a quarrel with his captain and stayed there until
His refusal two months later to attack a Dutch ship nearly brought his crew to mutinyand in an angry exchange Kidd mortally wounded his gunner, William Moore. Kidd took his most valuable prize, the Armenian ship Quedagh Merchant, in January and scuttled his own unseaworthy Adventure Galley.
When he reached Anguilla, in the West Indies Aprilhe learned that he had been denounced as a pirate. He left the Quedagh Merchant at the island of Hispaniola where the ship was possibly scuttled; in any case, it disappeared with its questionable booty and sailed in a newly purchased ship, the Antonio, to New York City, where he tried to persuade the earl of Bellomont, then colonial governor of New York, of his innocence.
Bellomont, however, sent him to England for trial, and he was found guilty May 8 and 9, of the murder of Moore and on five indictments of piracy. Important evidence concerning two of the piracy cases was suppressed at the trial, and some observers later questioned whether the evidence was sufficient for a guilty verdict.
Kidd was hanged, and some of his treasure was recovered from Gardiners Island off Long Island. Proceeds from his effects and goods taken from the Antonio were donated to charity. In years that followed, the name of Captain Kidd has become inseparable from the romanticized concept of the swashbuckling pirate of Western fiction.Apr 21, · HUGE PIRATE SHIP BATTLES!
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One of the most well known Pirates of all times was Captain Kidd, who had originally been employed to rid the seas of pirates.
Kidd was born around (the exact date is unknown). He found employment as an English Privateer who found such success in New York and the . Oct 13, · Captain William Kidd (c. 22 January – 23 May ) was a Scottish sailor who was trialed and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
Kidd became captain, either the result of an election of the ship's crew or because of appointment by Christopher Codrington, governor of the island of Nevis.
Captain Kidd and the Blessed William became part of a small fleet assembled by Codrington to defend Nevis from the French, with whom the English .
Dolly and Roger Mercer happily await the arrival of their baby daughter, Mersadece. Until Dr. Storkenstein arrives with news that old, reliable Stan the Stork accidently delivered their baby to the Jolly Dodger, a pirate ship “captained by the mean and fearless Captain .