Pirate Walter Kennedy first sailed in 1718 with Captain Howell Davis on "The Rover". When Davis was killed in June 1719, Kennedy was given second-in-command by Bartholomew Roberts who had been elected to replace Davis. While Roberts was on "The Fortune", the first sloop they captured after Davis's death, Kennedy sailed off on The Rover heading for Ireland. Unlike Roberts, Kennedy wasn't much of a navigator and ended up wrecking the ship on the coast of Scotland. Though the majority of the crew was captured and hanged, Kennedy managed to escape to Dublin and eventually to England where he set up a house of prostitution, supplementing his income by way of burglery. One of his prostitutes turned him in to authorities for robbery. He was recognized in prison and hanged in London for piracy in 1721.

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