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Edward “Capt.” Thache Sr.

Edward “Blackbeard” Thache Jr.

Elizabeth [neé?] Thache (mother)

Elizabeth Thache Valescure (sister)

Elizabeth Thache Barham (possible daughter)

Henry Barham, Botanist

Dr. Henry Barham Jr.

Lucretia Poquet Maverly Ethel Thache

Cox Thache of Spanish Town and Kingston

Jane Teache of Kingston, Jamaica

Rachel [Ann?] Thache [Smith?]

Thomas Thache, mariner

Capt. Tudor Trevor of HMS Windsor

Capt. (later Vice-Admiral) Edward Vernon

Daniel Axtell

Leigh and Jasper Ashworth

Dr. William Axtell of Port Royal

William Axtell of Spanish Town

Gov. Lord Archibald Hamilton of Jamaica

Thomas Cox of St. Catherine’s Parish

David Herriot

Stede Bonnet of Barbados

Acting Governor Peter Heywood of Jamaica

Biography Shelf: The people listed below may not appear as a comprehensive list of pirates. They are actually a list of the people who had a direct influence on Edward “Blackbeard” Thache’s life.

Benjamin Hornigold of Eleuthera, the Bahamas

Henry Jennings of Bermuda and Jamaica

Israel Hands

Don Juan Esteban de Ubilla

Capt. Vincent Pearse of HMS Phoenix

Thomas Barrow of Jamaica

Gov. Benjamin Bennet of Bermuda

Gov. Robert Johnson of South Carolina

Gov. Francis Nicholson of South Carolina

Gov. Charles Eden of North Carolina

Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood of Virginia

Edward Salter (the cooper)

James Robins

William Howard (quarter master for Hornigold, then Thache on QAR)

Tobias Knight, Secretary and Customs Collector

Capt. Ellis Brand of HMS Lyme

Lt. Robert Maynard

Caesar

Nathaniel Mist (aka “Capt. Charles Johnson”)

Daniel DeFoe

Lords Proprietors of Carolina

Col. Daniel Axtell of Berkhamsted, England

Other supporting players:

 

Dr. Thomas Stuart of Spanish Town

Noah Delanney, Assemblyman for St. Catherine

Gov. Nicholas Trott of London and the Bahamas

Gov. Read Elding of the Bahamas

Thomas Walker family of the Bahamas

Capt. Matthew Musson

John Vickers of Bermuda and Virginia

John Graves, Customs Collector at the Bahamas

Nicholas Trott, Admiralty Court Judge

Col. William Rhett of South Carolina

William Bell of Bath County, North Carolina

Gale Family of North Carolina and Bahamas

Boston News-Letter

Board of Trade and Plantations (1696)

Richard Tookerman

Ignatius Pell

Capt. Don Juan del Valle

Vassals of Carolina, Barbados, and Jamaica

Captain Thomas Porter of Boston

 

The Family:

Edward Moseley of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London

Maurice Moore and Moores of Goose Creek, SC

Jeremiah Vail of Boston

John Porter and Porters of Virginia

 

Significant Events:

 

War of the Spanish Succession or Queen Anne’s War

Hurricane of July 30, 1715

King George I’s Act of Grace of September 5, 1717

Resumption Bills

Founding of Proprietary Colonies of Carolina and the Bahamas

 

Other privateers/pirates:

 

Jack Rackham

John Augur/Augier

Anne Bonny

Jonathan Barnet of Jamaica

Edward James

James Wills, Samuel Liddell, Charles Vane, and James Carnegie

Daniel Stillwell

Joseph Eels, quartermaster for Capt. Leigh Ashworth

Allen Bernard, quartermaster for Capt. Henry Jennings

Thomas Barrow of the “Flying Gang” on New Providence

Porter brothers of the Bahamas and South Carolina

Othniel Davis of the Bahamas and South Carolina

While the many passages above may appear in Quest for Blackbeard, the history and genealogies of all known pirates will be explored in similar depth in Brooks’ Dictionary of Pyrate Biography, to be published later this year!

Brooks has over 35 years of experience in genealogical research, has worked as a professional genealogist, and lately studied in the Maritime Studies Program at East Carolina University.

 

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