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Teach [Thatch], Edward [known as Blackbeard]locked

(d. 1718)
  • Peter H. Wood

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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 privateers during the wars with France after 1689. But his initial name and place of origin remain uncertain. One early unconfirmed source gave his family name as ...

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