William Kidd

Scottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean
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Captain Kidd, or, by his real name, William Kidd, (c. 1645 – 23 May 1701) was a Scottish pirate and sailor. It is heard that he buried a treasure chest on a deserted island. The chest had a lot of gold and jewels in it.[1] He was found guilty of murder and was executed by hanging at 'Execution Dock', Wapping, in London on 23 May 1701.


  1. Osborne, Mary Pope (1994). Magic Tree House, Pirates Past Noon. United States of America. p. 37. ISBN 0-679-82425-1.