Picture of Bartholomew Portugues

Bartholomew Portugues (17th century)


Buccaneer who operated from Jamaica in the seventeenth century. According to Esquemeling he took his last name from his country of birth. He attacked several Spanish vessels and at one time he and his ship were captured in the harbour of Campeche. He managed to escape, though, and later returned to Campeche to retake the ship he had lost there. In the book The Buccaneers of America he is mentioned on pages 49 to 52.


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