Captain Kidd

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William Kidd was born in Scotland in 1645. His first ship was the Antigua. As a pirate, he went to New York to load up on supplies. There he met Sarah Bradley Cox Oort. Later they got married and had two daughters: Elizabeth and Sarah Kidd. After Kidd got married, he started pirating again with a new ship, the Adventure Galley. This new ship had 70 men and 36 cannons.

At some time during his voyages a dispute broke out with one William Moore who Kidd killed in a subsequent fight.

When Kidd returned to New York City, he was arrested and sent to England to stand trial for piracy and the murder of William Moore. He was found guilty on all charges and was hanged on May 23, 1701