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Bartholomew, David Ewen (1767 – 1821)

A royal navy commander, surveyor and cartographer. Saw much active service but is principally recognised for his charts of the River Plate, stretches of the west coast of Africa and the Azores. He was working on a survey of the Cape Verde Islands when he became ill and died. Following much research into his family history, Robert Gordon Bartholomew, a sixth generation member of the Bartholomew map-making dynasty, upholds a belief that all Bartholomews of Scottish origin are related. It has yet to be proved in this particular case.

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