Captain Robert Maynard, known for killing the pirate Blackbeard, dies on January 1, 1750. Maynard served as third lieutenant on the HMS Bedford from 1709 until to 1716 when he was made first lieutenant of the HMS Pearl. In 1739 he was promoted to commander and a year later to captain. Maynard was given command of the vessels Ranger and Jane in order to hunt down Blackbeard in 1718. Image of a memorial plaque at St. Martin's Church Great Mongeham in Kent, England by Steve N. Maynard never gets enough credit. To take on Blackbeard without any cannons was suicidal, but he won. Great man.
From my visit in March, 2014 along Springer's Point on the way to Teach's Hole where Blackbeard met his demise.