Almost all histories mention the unfortunate experience of Master Robert Jenkins who achieved fame by giving his name to the War of Jenkins’ Ear. Some even tell that the man who removed Jenkins’ auricle was called Fandino, captain of a Spanish Coast Guard. What ultimately became of Fandino remains a mystery. He deserves better recognition in the history of Florida, for it was he who was largely responsible for the failure of General James Oglethorpe to capture St. Augustine’s Castillo de San Marcos, and hence the abandonment of the siege of our oldest city by the English in 1740.
Lawson, Edward W.
"What Became of the Man Who Cut off Jenkins' Ear?,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 37:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol37/iss1/5