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Kidd, William (c. 1645–1701), pirate and privateer

Robert C. Ritchie

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130751
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15515
Kidd, William (c. 1645–1701), pirate and privateer

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Kidd, William (c. 1645–1701), pirate and privateer, was a Scot, by tradition born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, into the family of a Church of Scotland minister; however, the names of his parents are not known and his date of birth is derived from his age, about fifty-six, when he died. He does not appear in the historical record until 1689 when he was a member of a pirate crew brought into service by ...

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