Show Summary Details

Page of
<p>Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see <a href="https://global.oup.com/privacy" target="_blank">Privacy Policy</a> and <a href="/page/legal-notice" target="_blank">Legal Notice</a>).</span></p><p>date: 18 July 2019</p>

Crab, Johnlocked

(c. 1280–c. 1352)
  • Elizabeth Ewan

Extract

Crab, John (c. 1280–c. 1352), pirate and merchant, was probably born in Muiden in Flanders. Active as a pirate from at least 1306, he was the most notorious of the Flemish privateers who preyed on English shipping during the Scottish War of Independence. His nephew ...

Also in this article

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription

Scottish Historical Review
, 12 vols. in 13 (1814–75)
Chancery records (Public Record Office)
J. Bain, ed., , 4 vols., PRO (1881–8); suppl. vol. 5, ed. G. G. Simpson & J. D. Galbraith [1986]
Public Record Office
University of Aberdeen
D. Macpherson, J. Caley, & W. Illingworth, eds., , 2 vols., RC, 14 (1814–19)
Scottish Text Society