i was looking into some of my family history about the locke family. there was a matthew locke that had been a "director" of the Muscovy Company. he had apparently funded some voyages for a man, Martin Frobisher (b. approx. 1535-d. 1594).
now, martin was charged 3 seperate times with piracy, none of the charges ever made it to court...also he was nighted by queen elizabeth I for his service against the spanish armada.
my question is about a pirate named STRANGEWAYS. it was said that there's a possibility that frobisher ran with this particular pirate on some of their escapades. i don't know anything much about this 'strangeways' except his name. i don't know if he has any connection to me what so ever.
it is said that matthew locke (mentioned above) was a bit of an adventurer himself...so who knows what he got into that isn't known....but i find myself intrigued by pirates and would like to know more if anything about this 'strangeways'.
i just think it's crazy that these governments created the need for these guys (and woman) then condemned them when they weren't needed any longer. but whatever.
i would appreciate any help at all, if anyone is able to offer.