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Piracy

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Piracy

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Image reference: HCA 1/15 folio 69

Captain William Kidd (and others): indictment for piracy and murder, May 1701

 

 

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Image reference: ADM 1/2004

Letter from Captain William Kidd requesting his release from close confinement after nine months in gaol, 30 December 1700

 

 

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Image reference: HCA 1/15 Pt.2 folio 108

Captain William Kidd's privateering commission, 11 December 1695

 

 

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Image reference: CO 5/860 (64iii)

Pass from the Quedah Merchant, a ship taken as prize by Captain William Kidd, 1698. The pass would have been valuable evidence for Kidd at his trial, but went missing

 

 

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Image reference: HCA 1/98 Pt.1 folio 128

Letter from the Earl of Bellomont (Richard Coote) in Boston, luring Captain William Kidd into custody, 8 June 1698

 

 

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Image reference: HCA 1/98 folio 171

Letter from pirate Robert Collover to Mrs Whalley, 6 April 1699. This is the only surviving letter in Collover's hand

 

 

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Image reference: HCA 1/99/3 (2)

Title page of the account of the trial of Bartholomew Roberts and his crew for piracy, Cape Coast, 28 March 1722

 

 

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Image reference: HCA 1/99/3 (188)

Sentence of death for fifteen crew of Bartholomew Roberts, Cape Coast, 12 April 1722

 

 

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Image reference: CO 1/25 (44) paragraph 4

Commission for Admiral Henry Morgan, Jamaica council, 29 June 1670

 

 

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Image reference: ADM 1/3662

List of prize taken by Her Majesty's ships of war and not delivered to the Prize Officers, 1703-1706