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Buried Treasure

A most respectable family -

My Avery's of Ashbourne,

So far from the sea,

Maintained a display of correct piety,

But claimed descent from a man

Called Henry or John.

They could not agree.


They kept to themselves...

Their house was spotless

And so was their name.

But their black-hearted forebear had won

Wide acclaim

As Henry Avery, the Pirate!


Great-Grandfather Avery,

So I've been told,

Was short and mild,

Not tall and bold.

Yet he averred that -

In days of old -

His ancestor had been

A Pirate.


During the reign of

Good Queen Anne

Old Hal was the kingdom's

Most-wanted man.


That Avery, or Every, reigned the high seas

For a number of years,

Amassed a huge fortune

And then disappeared.


What became of that treasure

And who were his heirs -

Keeping guard of their

Ancestor's lair -

Somewhere in our small UK,

Or elsewhere in the wide USA?


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Dawson Stafford
Dawson Stafford
08 de abr. de 2023

Did they leave a map ??? 😉

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John Dallison
John Dallison
08 de abr. de 2023
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🤓 Hi, Dawson! No! But he did escape to Ireland at some stage...

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John Dallison
John Dallison
04 de abr. de 2023

😎 Well Alison - I'm not sure he was our ancestor... Still working on it!

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
03 de abr. de 2023

How cool to be the descendants of pirates!

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