William Kidd, also Captain William Kidd or semply Caiptain Kidd (c.1654 – 23 Mey 1701)[1] wis a Scots sailor that wis tried an executit for piracy efter returnin frae a voyage tae the Indie Ocean. Some modren historians, for ensaumple Sir Cornelius Neale Dalton, deem his piratical reputation unjuist.

William Kidd
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Dundee, Scotland
Died23 Mey 1701(1701-05-23) (aged 47)
Wapping, Ingland
Piratical career
TypePirate / Privateer
Allegiance Kinrick o Scotland


  1. Johnson, Ben. "Captain William Kidd". Historic UK. Retrieved 28 February 2017.