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

Robert C. Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1518 words.

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...

La Salle, René-Robert Cavalier de

Patricia Galloway.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1895 words.

La Salle, René-Robert Cavalier de (21 November 1643–19 March 1687), explorer, was born in Rouen, France, the son of Jean Cavelier, a haberdasher, and Catherine Geest. The family was part of...

Mainwaring, Sir Henry (1586/7–1653), pirate and naval officer

G. G. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1150 words.

Mainwaring, Sir Henry (1586/7–1653), pirate and naval officer, was the second son of Sir George Mainwaring (d. 1628) MP, of Ightfield, Shropshire, and Anne (d. 1624), daughter of Sir...

Mullan, John

Kent D. Richards.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Warfare and Defence. 1395 words.

Mullan, John (31 July 1830–28 December 1909), army explorer, road builder, and lawyer, was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of John Mullan, a civil servant, and Mary Bright. The eldest of...

North, Nathaniel (d. in or after 1709), pirate

Randolph Cock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 681 words.

North, Nathaniel (d. in or after 1709), pirate, was born in Bermuda, the son of Nathaniel North (fl. 1680), a descendant of an indentured servant, living on crown lands at Tucker's Town....

O'Malley, Gráinne [Grace] (fl. 1577–1597), chieftain's wife and pirate

Mary O'Dowd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1229 words.

O'Malley, Gráinne [Grace] (fl. 1577–1597), chieftain's wife and pirate, was the daughter of Owen Dubhdara O'Malley, chief, lord of Umhall Uachtarach or Upper Owle in the barony of Murrisk,...

Rackam, John [nicknamed Calico Jack] (d. 1720), pirate

W. R. Meyer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 490 words.

Rackam, John [nicknamed Calico Jack] (d. 1720), pirate, was quartermaster under Charles Vane, one of the leaders of the New Providence ‘pirate republic’, when, in November 1718, he...

Read, Mary (c. 1695–1721), pirate

David Cordingly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 771 words.

Read, Mary (c. 1695–1721), pirate, was born in England, according to the account of her early life in Captain Charles Johnson's History of the … Pyrates. Her mother had married a sailor...

Roberts, Bartholomew (c. 1682–1722), pirate

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 674 words.

Roberts, Bartholomew (c. 1682–1722), pirate, was born near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Details of his early life are obscure. He was second mate of the merchant ship Princess, which was...

Smith, Aaron (b. c. 1793, d. in or after 1852), sailor accused of piracy

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 562 words.

Smith, Aaron (b. c. 1793, d. in or after 1852), sailor accused of piracy, was, according to the story he told in court, while in the West Indies made the first mate on board...

Soone, William (fl. 1545–c. 1575), civil lawyer and map maker

John F. Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 388 words.

Soone, William (fl. 1545–c. 1575), civil lawyer and map maker, was of unknown parentage. He graduated BA at Cambridge in 1545 and proceeded MA in 1549. He became a doctor of canon and civil...

Strangeways, Henry (d. 1562), pirate

J. D. Alsop.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1205 words.

Strangeways, Henry (d. 1562), pirate, was a Dorset seafarer of obscure parentage. The ballad which commemorated his death stated that 'of birth he was born base, Although of worshipful Kyn'...

Swein Asleiffson (d. 1171?), pirate

James Barrett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1379 words.

Swein Asleiffson (d. 1171?), pirate, was the son of Olaf Hrolfsson of Gairsay, chieftain on Orkney and steward of Caithness, and of Asleif, described as 'a wise woman, of good family and...

Teach [Thatch], Edward [known as Blackbeard] (d. 1718), pirate

Peter H. Wood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1136 words.

Teach [Thatch], Edward [known as Blackbeard] (d. 1718), pirate, grew up in Bristol, according to most recent assessments. If true, he would have seen the steady rise of successful...

Tew, Thomas (d. 1695), pirate

Randolph Cock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 472 words.

Tew, Thomas (d. 1695), pirate, was a sea-captain from a respectable Rhode Island family when, in 1692, he bought an interest in the sloop Amity, which was being fitted out in Bermuda as an...

Vane, Charles (d. 1720), pirate

Samuel Pyeatt Menefee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1076 words.

Vane, Charles (d. 1720), pirate, is of unknown origins and parentage. Aside from the published and manuscript accounts of the trial which sent him to the gallows the main source for his...

Verney, Sir Francis (1584–1615), pirate

Nabil Matar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1022 words.

Verney, Sir Francis (1584–1615), pirate, was the elder son of Edmund Verney (1535–1600) of Penley, Hertfordshire, and Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, who was knighted in 1597 or 1598. Sir...

Ward, John [called Issouf Reis, Captain Wardiyya] (c. 1553–1623?), pirate

David R. Ransome.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday; Property Law; Property Crime. 1121 words.

Ward, John [called Issouf Reis, Captain Wardiyya] (c. 1553–1623?), pirate, was said to have been a fisherman at Faversham, Kent, perhaps (from an informant's estimate of his age as...

White, Samuel [called Siamese White] (c. 1650–1689), official in the Siamese service and pirate

Stuart Rankin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1570 words.

White, Samuel [called Siamese White] (c. 1650–1689), official in the Siamese service and pirate, was probably born in the west of England and was probably a member of a Bristol merchant...