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Alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff arrested in Boston
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis (3rd - L) and Suffolk County District Attorney Edward Conley (3rd-R) announce the arrest of alleged Craigslist killer, 22-year-old Boston University Medical School student Philip Markoff on April 20, 2009 inside the Boston Police headquarters. Markoff is charged with the murder of Julissa Berman on April 14 and the robbery and kidnapping of another unnamed prostitute on April 10. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)
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Edward Davis or Davies (fl. c. 1680-1688) was an English buccaneer active in the Caribbean during the 1680s and would lead successful raids against Leon and Panama in 1685, the latter considered one of the last major buccaneer raids against a Spanish stronghold. Much of his career was later recorded by writer William Dampier in A New Voyage Round the World (1697).

Possibly of Flemish ancestry, he is first recorded as one of the members of the "Pacific Adventure" led by Bartholomew Sharp and John Coxon in 1680. Briefly serving as a navigator, he and several others including James Kelly left the expedition within a year and returned overland through Panama with John Cook or Cooke.

In August 1683, while selling captured prizes in Virginia, he agreed to join a privateering expedition as a quartermaster under Cooke. Sailing eastward, they soon captured the 36-gun Delight (or Bachelor's Delight) shortly after arriving off West Africa. Sailing to the Pacific by way of Cape Horn, Davis and the others were joined by John Eaton before raiding Spanish cities along the coast of present day South and Central America.

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