Knowledge Identifier: +Stede_Bonnet
Born in 1680.
Countries: United States (36%), United Kingdom (29%), Barbados (21%)
Linked to: National Maritime Museum, Dover Publications
Bonnet was born into a wealthy English family on the island of Barbados, and inherited the family estate after his father's death in 1694
Blackbeard - Their numbers were boosted by the addition to their fleet of two more ships, one of which was commanded by Stede Bonnet, but toward the end of 1717 Hornigold retired from piracy, taking two vessels with him
Nicholas Trott - Though he is best known, as recorded in Daniel Defoe's "A General History of the Pyrates", as the magistrate who tried notorious pirate Stede Bonnet in 1718, he was the author of several published books including a lexicon of the psalms "Clavis Linguae Sanctae" , "The Tryals of Major Stede Bonnet and Other Pirates" and "The Laws of the British Plantations" for which he was awarded a Doctor of Civil Law degree from Oxford University and a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Aberdeen
This version of Bonnet's flag is probably one of a number of pirate flags appearing on an undated manuscript with unknown provenance in Britain's National Maritime Museum, which was donated by Dr. Philip Gosse in 1939