Pirate Captain Edward Low Last update 28th August 2001
Low, Edward (also known as Ned) - English pirate. Born in Westminster, England, where he worked as a ship rigger. He travelled at sea with his brother, ending up in Boston, where he met a pertty girl named Eliza Marble, well respected, whom he married. They had a son, who died an infant, and a daughter Elizabeth. Eliza died in labour, leaving Low with his daughter.
Initially he used the same 'pirate' flag as Teach, with a red flag run up if a fight ensued. Late in his career, in July 1723, he flew a black flag with a red skeleton. Mention is made of a flag in his early career called the Green Trumpeter, which is a geen silk flag with a yellow figure of a man blowing a trumpet on it, used to signal his other ships that the captains of the pirate fleet were to meet on his ship. It was hoisted on the mizzen peak.
Name Age Home Charles Harris (Captain) 25 London William Blads 28 Rhode Island Daniel Hide 23 Virginia Thomas Powel junior 21 Connecticut Stephen Mundon 20 London Thomas Huggit 30 London William Read 35 Londonderry Ireland Peter Kneeves 32 Exeter James Brinkly 28 Suffolk Joseph Sound 28 Westminster William Shutfield 40 Lancaster Edward Eaton 38 Wrexham, Wales John Brown 29 County of Durham Edward Lawson 20 Isle of Man Owen Rice 27 South Wales John Tompkins 23 Gloucestershire John Fitzgerald 21 Limerick, Ireland Abraham Lacy 21 Devonshire Thomas Linister 21 Lancashire Francis Leyton 39 New York John Waters (QuarterMaster) 35 County of Devon William Jones 28 London Charles Church 21 St Margaret's, Westminster Thomas Hazel 50 John Bright 25 All Above were found guilty and executed 19th July 1723 John Brown 17 Liverpool Patrick Cunningham 25 Above 2 were found guilty, but were reprieved after a year John Wilson 23 New London County Henry Barnes 22 Barbados Thomas Jones 17 Flur in Wales Joseph Switzer 24 Boston Thomas Mumper (Indian) Mather's Vineyard John Hincher (Doctor) 22 Edinburgh, Scotland John Fletcher 17 Thomas Child 15 Above 8 were found not guilty Total 35, average age 26.18yrs. 10 to 12 others were killed in action prior to capture
A copy of his articles printed on 8th Aug 1723 listed