in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 477 words.
Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation, was born at 39 Burr Street, Wapping, London, on 3 July 1772, the eldest of the eight children of James Norie...