Edward Low

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Edward "Ned" Low (also spelled Lowe or Loe; 1690–1724) was a notorious English pirate during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy, in the early 18th century.wikipedia
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Francis Spriggs

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A day later, Low led the twelve-man gang—which included Francis Farrington Spriggs, who went on to become a notorious pirate in his own right—in taking over a small sloop off the coast of Rhode Island.
Francis Spriggs (died 1725?) was a British pirate who, associated with George Lowther and Edward Low, was active in the Caribbean and the Bay of Honduras during the early 1720s.

Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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In one notable raid in June 1722, Low and his crew attacked thirteen New England fishing vessels sheltering at anchor in Port Roseway, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
Pirate Ned Low raided the New England fishing fleet at Shelburne Harbour in 1723, capturing 13 ships and taking Philip Ashton captive.

Golden Age of Piracy

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Edward "Ned" Low (also spelled Lowe or Loe; 1690–1724) was a notorious English pirate during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy, in the early 18th century. Edward Low's acts, along with those of other pirates of the period such as Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, and William Fly, led to a great increase in the military presence to protect shipping lanes, resulting in the effective end of the Golden Age of Piracy.

John Russell (pirate)

John Russell
Before Ashton's escape, he had been beaten, whipped, kept in chains, and threatened with death many times - particularly by Low's quartermaster John Russell - as he refused to sign Low's articles and become a pirate.
He is best known for his association with Edward Low and Francis Spriggs, and for his involvement with two well-known and well-documented maroonings.

Jolly Roger

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Although outnumbered, Low hoisted his Jolly Roger flag and declared that no mercy would be given to the fishermen if any resisted.
The gallery below showing pirate flags in use from 1693 (Thomas Tew's) to 1724 (Edward Low's) appears in multiple extant works on the history of piracy.

George Lowther (pirate)

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Low headed south and began operating in the waters of Grand Cayman, with a period as lieutenant to the established pirate George Lowther, who captained the Happy Delivery, a 100-ton Rhode Island sloop with eight cannon and ten swivel guns.
One of his lieutenants was Edward Low.

A General History of the Pyrates

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According to Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates, Edward Low was born in Westminster, London, England, in 1690.

Charles Harris (pirate)

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Forty leagues (120 nautical miles or around 220 km) to the east of Surinam, Low and his fleet of two ships (the Rose Pink and the Fancy, captained by a young Charles Harris) dropped anchor to remove growth such as seaweed and barnacles from the outside of the boats, in a process known as careening, necessary because no dry dock was available to pirates.
He is best known for his association with George Lowther and Edward Low.

Philip Ashton

A number of the fishermen were forced to join Low, including Philip Ashton, who escaped in May 1723 on Roatán Island in the Bay Islands of Honduras, and who wrote a detailed account of life aboard Low's pirate ship.
In the Boston News Letter of 9 July 1722, Ashton was listed as being one of those captured by the pirate Edward Low.

Capture of the schooner Fancy

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On 10 June 1723, they suffered a resounding defeat in a battle with, a heavily armed man of war.
The Capture of the schooner Fancy was a famous British victory over two pirate ships under Captain Edward Low.

Pirate code

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Before Ashton's escape, he had been beaten, whipped, kept in chains, and threatened with death many times - particularly by Low's quartermaster John Russell - as he refused to sign Low's articles and become a pirate.
The articles listed below are attributed by the Boston News-Letter to Captain Edward Low.

Richard Shipton

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His crew elected Captain Shipton to command the Merry Christmas; they would go on to sail alongside Spriggs in the Caribbean.
Richard Shipton (died 1726?; last name occasionally spelled Skipton) was a pirate active in the Caribbean, best known for sailing alongside Edward Low and Francis Spriggs.

Black Sails (TV series)

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Ned Low was played by Tadhg Murphy in the Starz TV series Black Sails.
Real life pirates who are fictionalized in the show include Anne Bonny, Benjamin Hornigold, Jack Rackham, Charles Vane, Ned Low, Israel Hands and Blackbeard.

List of pirates

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Bartholomew Roberts

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Edward Low's acts, along with those of other pirates of the period such as Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, and William Fly, led to a great increase in the military presence to protect shipping lanes, resulting in the effective end of the Golden Age of Piracy.
Black Bart was not as cruel to prisoners as some pirates such as Edward Low, but did not treat them as well as did Samuel Bellamy, Howell Davis, or Edward England.

List of people on the postage stamps of the Cayman Islands

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A postage stamp featuring Low was commissioned by the Cayman Islands in 1975, and in 1994 the government of Antigua and Barbuda featured Low and his brigantine, Rebecca, on a legal tender one hundred-dollar bill made of gold leaf.

England

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Edward "Ned" Low (also spelled Lowe or Loe; 1690–1724) was a notorious English pirate during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy, in the early 18th century. According to Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates, Edward Low was born in Westminster, London, England, in 1690.

Piracy

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Edward "Ned" Low (also spelled Lowe or Loe; 1690–1724) was a notorious English pirate during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy, in the early 18th century.

London

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According to Charles Johnson's A General History of the Pyrates, Edward Low was born in Westminster, London, England, in 1690. Low was born into poverty in Westminster, London, and was a thief from an early age.

Boston

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He moved to Boston, Massachusetts, as a young man.

Province of Massachusetts Bay

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He moved to Boston, Massachusetts, as a young man.

New England

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In one notable raid in June 1722, Low and his crew attacked thirteen New England fishing vessels sheltering at anchor in Port Roseway, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Two years later, he became a pirate, operating off the coasts of New England and the Azores, and in the Caribbean.

Azores

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Two years later, he became a pirate, operating off the coasts of New England and the Azores, and in the Caribbean.

Caribbean

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Two years later, he became a pirate, operating off the coasts of New England and the Azores, and in the Caribbean.

Torture

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Although he was active for only three years, Low remains notorious as one of the most vicious pirates of the age, with a reputation for violently torturing his victims before murdering them.