Edward Low


NationalityPirate 
RolesNaval Sailor, Pirate 
Date of Birth1690 - Westminster, London, Westminster E-WIKI
First Known Service1690E-WIKI
Last Known Service1724E-WIKI
Date of Death1724 - UnknownE-WIKI
Cause of DeathUnknownE-WIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
2.1722 First appointment as rigger onboard a sloop travelling to Honduras from Boston, MassachusettsE-WIKI
3.1721/22 In Honduras, ome day, he returned to the ship when hungry. But, he was told by the captain he would have to wait to eat, and that he and his men would have to be satisfied with a ration of rum. At this, Low "took up a loaded musket and fired at the captain but missed him, [and] shot another poor fellow through the throat.Following this failed mutiny, Low and his friends were forced to leave the boat. A day later, Low led the twelve-man gang in taking over a small sloop off the coast of Rhode Island. Killing one man during the theft, Low and his crew turned pirate, determined to go in her, make a black Flag, and declare War against all the WorldE-WIKI
4.1722 First MateE-WIKI
4.1722 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.When she was "destroyed by Indians", Lowther and his crew transferred to a sloop named the Ranger. Lowther's crew was constantly expanded by desperate sailors willing to join him.E-WIKI
28.5.1722 CaptainE-WIKI
28.5.1722 Following a number of successful raids, Lowther eventually captured a large 6-gun brigantine (named Rebecca) on 28 May 1722. He gave it to Low to captain. With a crew of 44, Low amicably dissolved his partnership with Lowther.E-WIKI
10.6.1723 Low, Harris and their ships left the Azores for the Carolinas. On 10 June 1723, they suffered a resounding defeat in a battle with HMS Greyhound, a heavily armed man of war. The Greyhound had been dispatched under the command of Peter Solgard to hunt down Low and his fleet. Low fled in the Fancy with a skeleton crew and £150,000 in gold on board and headed back to the Azores, leaving Harris and the Ranger behind.E-WIKI

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