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Joseph Pitts
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Date of Birth: Approximately 1663

Place of Birth: Exeter

Date of Death: Approximately 1739

Place of Death: Exeter


Born around 1663 into a nonconformist family in Exeter, Joseph Pitts became a sailor, but was captured by Algerian pirates in 1678 on his first voyage. Taken to the slave-market in Algiers, he was first bought by a Turk called Mustafa, then sold to another Turk named Dilber I…

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Auchterlonie, Paul, “Joseph Pitts”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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