The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An English navigator and buccaneer; led a roving and adventurous life, and parting company with his comrades, set off on a cruise in the South Seas; came home and published a "Voyage Round the World"; this led to his employment in further adventures, in one of which Alexander Selkirk accompanied him, but was wrecked on Juan Fernandez; in his last adventure, it is said, he rescued Selkirk and brought him home (1652-1715).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Dampier, William'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/dampier-william.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.