Scottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean
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. He was found guilty of murder and was executed by hanging at 'Execution Dock', Wapping, in London on 23 May 1701.
- ↑ "William Kidd | Biography, Ship, Treasure, Death, & Facts | Britannica".
- ↑ Osborne, Mary Pope (1994). Magic Tree House, Pirates Past Noon. United States of America. p. 37. ISBN 0-679-82425-1.