Pirate flags #4 Edward England LbNA # 54861
|Placed Date||Jul 31 2010|
|Found By||burning feet |
|Last Update||May 21 2013 |
Edward England, born Edward Seegar in Ireland, was a famous African coast and Indian Ocean pirate from 1717 to 1720. The ships he sailed on included the Pearl (which he renamed The Royal James) and later the Fancy, for which England exchanged the Pearl in 1720. His flag was the classic Jolly Roger with a skull above two crossed thigh bones on a black background.He differed from many other pirates of his day in that he did not kill captives unless it was absolutely necessary. However, this ultimately led to his downfall, for his crew mutinied against him when he refused to kill sailors from the Cassandra, an English trading ship, captained by James Macrae. He was subsequently marooned on Mauritius with two other crew members, where they fashioned a small raft and made it to St. Augustine's Bay in Madagascar. England survived for a short while by begging for food and died around the end of 1720.
Historic Hill Stead Located off of Mountain rd in Farmington.
Past the Pump house and when you come to a rock wall on both sides go right and follow wall to a large 4 sister oak Tree. Look on top of the wall next to the tree for a flat rock.