Lt. Gov. Alexander Spottswood

Lt. Gov. Alexander Spottswood organized the Hampton-based expedition that killed Blackbeard the Pirate and presided over the hanging of six members of Bartholomew "Black Bart" Robert's notorious crew on the Hampton docks two years later.

( Courtesy of the Library of Virginia / May 29, 2014 )

Lt. Gov. Alexander Spottswood organized the Hampton-based expedition that killed Blackbeard the Pirate and presided over the hanging of six members of Bartholomew "Black Bart" Robert's notorious crew on the Hampton docks two years later.

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