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Roberts, Bartholomewlocked

(c. 1682–1722)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by David Cordingly


Roberts, Bartholomew (c. 1682–1722), pirate, was born near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Details of his early life are obscure. He was second mate of the merchant ship Princess, which was captured and plundered by pirates at Anamaboe on the Guinea coast in 1720. Most of the crew joined the pirates including ...

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