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Henry Edgcumbe
Henry Edgcumbe (1676-September 1719) was a British Royal Navy officer who served as commander of the naval fort of Eleuthera in the Bahamas during the Golden Age of Piracy.

Biography

Henry Edgcumbe was born in Newquay, Cornwall, England in 1676, and he served in the Royal Navy during the War of the Grand Alliance and the War of the Spanish Succession, rising to an officer's rank. He was given command of the fort of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, and he defended the fort from pirate attack in September 1719. Edward Kenway, the leader of the pirates, later confronted Edgcumbe in the war room and killed him with his hidden blades.

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