DARBY, John1651 - 1690 (39 years)
Name DARBY, John Birth 1651 Dorset, England  Gender Male _AMTID 132444294970:1030:186780125 _COLOR 2 _UID FCEE31C3E4214FA2AA6067AF868A3CF33310 Death 17 Jun 1690 Marblehead, MA  Person ID I12473 Puffers Last Modified 28 Jul 2017
Family BLISH, Alice, b. 6 Feb 1657, Marblehead, MA d. 12 Feb 1690, Yarmouth, MA (Age 33 years) Marriage 1679 MA  Children 1. DARBY, John, b. 8 Oct 1681, Marblehead, MA d. 7 Mar 1753, Concord, MA (Age 71 years) Family ID F1668 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 21 Nov 2023
- In 1689, John was a crewman on the ketch "Mary", of Marblehead. The ship was taken by the pirate, Thomas Pound. Although he was abandoning his wife and children, and his lawful way of life, Darby volunteered to join the pirate's crew. The rest of the men from the "Mary" made it back to Marblehead and notified the authorities. The militia from Marblehead and Salem set out to capture the famous Pound and his men. They were located at Tarpaulin Cove on the Vineyard, but refused to surrender to the militia. In the ensuing fight, most of the brigands were killed, including the neophyte pirate from Marblehead, John Darby. His estate was inventoried in Marblehead on January 17, 1690.