Tuesday, June 15, 2021

1718 Indictment of William Howard, Quartermaster

In 1718, William Howard, quartermaster for Blackbeard the pirate, was indicted by officials in the Virginia colony. In our latest Ocracoke Newsletter you can see a copy of the original document, and read a type-written transcription describing how "the Said Wm Howard not having the Fear of God before his Eyes nor Regarding the Allegiancy due to his Majesty nor the Just Obedience he Ow'd to the Laws of the Land did some time in the Year of our Lord 1717 Join and Associate him self with one Edward Tach and other Wicked and desolute Person...." 









You can see both pages of the indictment, and read the transcription here:  https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/1718-indictment-…rd-quartermaster/.