1651 - 1690 (39 years)
||John DARBY |
||Dorset, England 
||17 Jun 1690
||Marblehead, MA 
||28 Jul 2017 |
||Alice BLISH, b. 6 Feb 1657, Marblehead, MA d. 12 Feb 1690, Yarmouth, MA (Age 33 years) |
| ||1. John DARBY, b. 8 Oct 1681, Marblehead, MA d. 7 Mar 1753, Concord, MA (Age 71 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||31 May 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.
- [S435] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
- [S701] New England Marriages Prior to 1700.