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Laurens, Henry

C. James Taylor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2209 words.

Laurens, Henry (24 February 1724–08 December 1792), planter-merchant and revolutionary war statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of John Laurens, a saddler, and Esther...

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Menzies [Menzey], Michael (d. 1766), advocate and inventor of agricultural and mining machinery

R. B. Prosser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Agriculture and Farming. 345 words.

Menzies [Menzey], Michael (d. 1766), advocate and inventor of agricultural and mining machinery, was probably one of the Menzies of Culter-Allers, Lanarkshire; little is known of his...

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