Wednesday February 10, 2010 | A Pirate’s Estate?

February 9, 2010 at 9:55 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

We’re joined by author and North Carolina historian Kevin Duffus, who has spent the last year fighting to be named executor of the estate of a man who has been dead for more than 250 years… and who was widely thought to be a pirate. Edward Salter was thought to be a member of the crew of Blackbeard the Pirate, and Kevin Duffus has been on a quest to find out more about the fate of this man, since there are conflicting reports about his death. We’ll take a look back into the 1700’s and at a much more recent drama including the remains of man who may have been a pirate.
Kevin Duffus
– North Carolina historical researcher and author of The Last Days of Blackbeard The PirateThe Lost Light, and Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks
Erik Groves – Attorney from Waxhaw, NC who fought for Duffus to be named executor of Edward Salter’s estate

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Evidence Kevin Duffus has uncovered around North Carolina:



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  1. Have you done any research in Perquimans County? If so, what did you find there? I have some Thaches there with intriguing stories about our subject.

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    This post was mentioned on Twitter by CharlotteTalks: Kevin Duffus has been fighting to be named executor of a man’s estate who was thought to be a pirate! His story, Wed.

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