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date: 06 March 2021

Davidson, Williamlocked

(c. 1756–1797)
  • Francis Watt
  • , revised by Christopher Doorne


Davidson, William (c. 1756–1797), privateer, was born in Scotland; further details of his family and upbringing are unknown. In 1791 he was serving as an able seaman on the Niger, then commanded by Sir Richard Keats. Davidson was noted as a comparatively well-educated man of gloomy and silent disposition, but liable to sudden outbursts of temper. While the ship was at ...

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