RACHEL WALL: America’s First Female Pirate & the Last Woman to Be Hanged in Boston! (1760-1789)

Rachel Wall was notorious. She was America’s first true female pirate and the last woman hanged in Boston. 

Born 1760 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Rachel grew up Presbyterian on a dairy farm. At 20-years old she became a pirate with her husband on the Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire.

RACHEL WALL: America’s First Female Pirate & the Last Woman to Be Hanged in Boston! (1760-1789)

Her ship was called “The Salty Cat.”

In 1789, Rachel was captured for her decade of piratey ways and hung in the Boston Common, downtown Boston’s huge central park.

RACHEL WALL: America’s First Female Pirate & the Last Woman to Be Hanged in Boston! (1760-1789)

Rachel Wall is buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery (Roslindale, Massachusetts).

Rachel Wall’s grave

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74764082

RACHEL WALL: America’s First Female Pirate & the Last Woman to Be Hanged in Boston! (1760-1789)
RACHEL WALL: America’s First Female Pirate & the Last Woman to Be Hanged in Boston! (1760-1789)

 

 

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