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William Kidd was a Scottish privateer. Born in 1645.

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William Kidd hanging in chains for execution.

He was given a Letter of Marque by King William the III in 1695 his mission was to hunt down pirates and bring them to court,including Thomas Tew. He secretly made an agreement with three high ranked officials, the agreement was to split the loot that he gained in his travels. He was without a doubt the unluckiest man ever to sail the seas.