Quest for Blackbeard! Did Blackbeard the Pirate Truly Wreck his Flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge o
The only evidence that Capt. Charles Johnson had for accusing Edward "Blackbeard" Thache of wrecking the #QueenAnnesRevenge in Beaufort Inlet North Carolina was the deposition of only two pirates offered amnesty for their testimony against Stede Bonnet's pirate crew and for information apparently designed to be used later against Blackbeard the Pirate in his future trial.
Let me introduce you to the parents of "Blackbeard"...
Capt. Edward and Elizabeth Thache of St. Jago de la Vega or Spanish Town, Jamaica.
Thache was a mariner born in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England on June 14, 1659, son of Rev. Thomas Thache, Anglican minister of St. Cyr’s Church and his wife Rachel. He probably moved to Bristol, about forty miles away, married to Elizabeth and had two children: Edward Jr. and Elizabeth. They moved to Jamaica sometime before May 1695 and settled in St. Catherine’s Parish near St. Jago de la Vega or as the English called it after they captured Jamaica from Spain, “Spanish Town.” Elizabeth soon died and was buried at the parish church in January 1699. Edward remarried to twice-widowed Lucretia Poquet Maverly Axtell in June 1699 and they raised three more children.
Edward “Blackbeard” Thache Jr. joined the Royal Navy and fought in Queen Anne’s War. He served aboard Adm. William Whetstone's flagship, the HMS Windsor, stationed at Port Royal. The ship had returned from a two-month patrol in enemy French territory. Two weeks later, on November 16, 1706, his father died. As Edward Jr. settled his father’s ailing affairs, he deeded his inheritance to his family so that they could survive.
Amazon.com Author's Bio and link to "Blackbeard Reconsidered: Mist's Piracy, Thache's Genealogy": http://www.amazon.com/B.C.-Brooks/e/B00LKW87WK/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Daily Mail article on Blackbeard's Family: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3373461/Was-Blackbeard-GENTLEMAN-Historical-records-feared-pirate-actually-aristocratic-family-man-gave-wealth-help-brother-sister.html
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