Bartholomew Roberts

(c. 1682—1722) pirate

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MOORE, Robert Foster (1877 - 1963), Consulting Surgeon Moorfields Eye Hospital; Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Member of Committee, Ministry of Health on possible Cocaine substitutes; Officer in Charge, Ophthalmic Centre, Etaples, BEF; Past President Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom; Ophthalmic Surgeon, Ministry of Pensions; Examiner in Ophthalmology, Conjoint Board and University of London; Ophthalmological Consultant, Min. of Supply, 1946

COHEN, Robert Donald (1933 - 2014), Professor of Medicine and Director, Academic Medical Unit (Whitechapel), St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, (formerly London Hospital Medical College), University of London, 1981–99, then Professor Emeritus

ROBERTS, James Ernest Helme (died 1948), Consulting Surgeon, St Bartholomew’s Hospital; Emeritus Surgeon, Brompton Hospital for Diseases of the Chest; Consulting Thoracic Surgeon, LCC Member (Past President), Tuberculosis Association; Fellow (Past President), Medical Society of London; FRSM; Fellow, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland; Fellow (Past President), Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland; Member, Société Internationale de Chirurgie; Hon. Fellow, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons and Polish Society of Surgeons, Warsaw; Hon. Assoc. Etranger de la Société Belge de Chirurgie

BLACKHAM, Robert James (died 1951), Barrister-at-law; Clerk and Hon. Assistant of Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Glass Painters; a Governor of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and of Saint Bride’s Foundation, Fleet Street; late Under Sheriff, City of London; Member of the Court of Common Council, Corporation of London; Trustee CIV Fund; late Deputy Governor the Honourable the Irish Society

MacKENNA, Robert Merttins Bird (1903 - 1984), Hon. Colonel RAMC, 1954; Dermatologist, King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers, 1946–72, now Consulting Dermatologist; Hon. Consultant in Dermatology to the British Army, 1946–64; Councillor Royal College of Physicians, 1956–59; President: Dermatological Section, Royal Society of Medicine, 1966–67; British Association of Dermatology, 1966–67; Physician in charge of the Department for Diseases of the Skin, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1946–68, now Hon. Consultant in Dermatology; Hon. Member, British Association of Dermatologists, 1976

LYSTER, Robert Arthur (died 1955), Lecturer in Public Health and in Forensic Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (London University), 1911–41; Member of Faculty of Medicine and Board of Studies in Hygiene in the University of London; VP Medical Defence Union, 1911–42; Member Medical Board, Lord Mayor Treloar’s Hospital, Alton; Chairman Nat. Soc. for Prevention of Venereal Disease; Member Public Health Advisory Committee of Labour Party; contested (Lab.) Winchester, 1929 and 1931, Preston, 1935; Lab. Mem. Bournemouth Town Council, 1929–46; Pres. Hants and Isle of Wight Federation Labour Parties, 1930–40; late County MO, Hants; also Chief School MO and Chief Tuberculosis Officer, 1908–29; Editor of Public Health, 1918–25; Pres. Association of County Medical Officers of Health, 1926–27; Specialist Sanitary Officer for Barracks and Camps and Venereal Diseases Officer, in Winchester Area, S. Comd, 1914–18; Member Advisory Com. for the Welfare of Blind Persons (Ministry of Health); Member of Ministry of Health Com. on Sewage Disposal


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(1682–1722), English pirate who was probably the most successful of his profession in the history of piracy. He never drank anything stronger than tea, went to bed early, was a strict Sabbatarian, and never gambled. He operated off the coast of Guinea and in the West Indies, where he is said to have captured as many as 400 vessels. He was killed in an action after a British warship had been sent out by the Admiralty in 1722 to clear the west coast of Africa of pirates, having lived what he himself called ‘a merry life and a short one’.

From The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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