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Hannam, Richard (d. 1656), thief, is an obscure figure whose life is largely to be seen through four pamphlets rushed out to capitalize on his execution in 1656. These accounts indicate he was the son of a shoemaker, also Richard Hannam, of Shaftesbury...

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Thomas Kennedy, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775) by William Mosman, 1746 Culzean Castle collection; courtesy of The National Trust for Scotland

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Kennedy, Thomas, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775), smuggler and landowner, was born on 12 February 1726, the seventeenth child and second surviving son of Sir John Kennedy of Culzean, second baronet (d. 1742), and Jean Douglas (d. 1767), daughter of Andrew Douglas...

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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 captured and plundered by pirates at Anamaboe on the Guinea coast in 1720. Most of the crew joined the pirates including ...

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Scott, Walter, of Harden (c. 1550–1629?), landowner and border reiver, also known as Wat o'Harden and Auld Wat Scott, was the son of William Scott of Todrig, who purchased the lands of Harden from Alexander, fifth Lord Home, about 1550. William Scott had died by 13 April 1563, when a ...