Teach’s early life is currently secluded, and can only be speculated. This applies to his name as well. His first name, according to a few early sources, may have been Drummond. There are also many possible ways that his last name may have been spelled. Blackbeard’s last name could have been Thach, Thatch, Theach, Thatche, Tack, and the most commonly used, Teach. Teach was speculated to have been born in Bristol, England. His date of birth cannot be exact, as the age he died is unknown. The age he died is estimated to have between his late thirties and early forties making Teach’s date of birth around 1680. One early source states that he was born in a prosperous family, which could very well be possible. Bristol was, at the time, a moderately sized city and one of the centers of trade for England. This would have allow...
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...d to kill off Maynard’s men before he finally bleed out. After the battle, Maynard examined Teach’s body, and found that he had been shot five time and stabbed at least twenty times.
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