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« on: December 21, 2010, 05:26:33 pm »
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Hi everyone,

Here some more forgotten pirates. I have a few research files on pirates and thought you may like to further research them.

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"Captain Edward 'Ned' Low (also Lowe or Loe) was a notorious pirate during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy, in the early 18th century. He was born around 1690 into poverty in Westminster, London, and was a thief and a scoundrel from a young age. Low moved to Boston, Massachusetts as a young man. Following the death of his wife during childbirth in late 1719, he became a pirate two years later, operating off the coasts of New England, the Azores, and in the Caribbean.

He captained a number of ships, usually maintaining a small fleet of three or four. Low and his pirate crews captured at least a hundred ships during his short career, burning most of them. Although he was only active for three years, Low remains notorious as one of the most vicious pirates of the age, with a reputation for violently torturing his victims before killing them. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle described Low as "savage and desperate", and a man of "amazing and grotesque brutality". The New York Times called him a torturer, whose methods would have "done credit to the ingenuity of the Spanish Inquisition in its darkest days".

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Francis Sprigg was a British pirate who, associated with George Lowther and Edward Low, was active in the Caribbean and the Bay of Honduras during the early 1720s.

Although much of his early life is unknown, Francis Spriggs was first recorded serving as a quartermaster for Captain Edward Low (possibly as part of the original crew members who left the service of Captain George Lowther). However, after being given command of the recently captured the 12-gun British man of war the Squirel (renamed the Delight shortly thereafter), he and Low apparently had a falling out over the disciplining of one of the crew around late December of 1724 resulting in Spriggs deserting with the Delight during the night."

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 08:14:13 pm »
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  Hello Csharp
 I find the pirates very interesting. I was just reading about the most popular ship's specialist
 being members of the pirates orchestra. they would be on call to play a hornpipe for a pirate dance, or some drums and trumpets as they would go into battle  Cool

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 09:40:45 pm »
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Hello Csharp

Thank you for the interesting post and Well done with the information. Digging into history can lead to amazing discoveries.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 08:40:25 pm »
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Hi everyone,

Here are some more articles on Captain Sprigg.

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 12:02:49 pm »
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I thought when I signed up for this sight it was just going to be how to info.  As a History teacher, I love this stuff.  Thanks for posting it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 01:08:43 pm »
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I thought when I signed up for this sight it was just going to be how to info.  As a History teacher, I love this stuff.  Thanks for posting it.


We try to cover it all.....besides, a lot of our discussions can be viewed as practical instruction in how to research a lead  Smiley

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csharp great info and research thanks for sharing !!

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 11:57:32 am »
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Where did you get all those Articles from?

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 07:26:11 am »
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Cool finds, csharp.   Keep it coming!

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