Blackbeard's Henchman Escape Prison! 


October 24, 1718: After the Battle of Cape Fear River in September and the capture of Blackbeard's former compatriot, David Herriott commander of the sloop 'Revenge,' alias 'Royal James,' by Colonel Rhet, Herriott and boatswain, Ignatius Pell, turn King's evidence at their trial in Charleston, SC. Gentleman pirate, Stede Bonnet, and the other two escape from prison with local help on this day. A sizeable £700 reward is posted for their re-capture with Herriott being shot and killed on Sullivan Island, SC a few days later. 

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