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Cochran, Jacqueline

Erik Thomas Robinson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 970 words.

Cochran, Jacqueline (1910?–09 August 1980), pioneer aviator and business executive, was born in Muscogee, Florida, near Pensacola. Her parents both died during her infancy, and she was...

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Crow, Hugh (1765–1829), privateer and slave trader

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 567 words.

Crow, Hugh (1765–1829), privateer and slave trader, was born in Ramsey, Isle of Man, the son of Edmund Crow (1730–1809), a tradesman, and his wife, Judith (1737–1807). He lost his right eye...

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Fenner, George (c. 1540–1618), merchant and privateer

David Loades.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 691 words.

Fenner, George (c. 1540–1618), merchant and privateer, is of unknown parentage. However, the name Fenner was common in west Sussex, and the family into which he was born has been described...

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Fink, Mike

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Social and Cultural History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1143 words.

Fink, Mike (1770–1823), scout, keelboatman, and trapper, was born at Fort Pitt, part of present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His ancestry was probably Scotch-Irish and Pennsylvania German....

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Holditch, Abraham (bap. 1639, d. 1678), naval officer and merchant adventurer

E. W. L. Keymer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 776 words.

Holditch, Abraham (bap. 1639, d. 1678), naval officer and merchant adventurer, was baptized on 12 May 1639 at Totnes, Devon. He was probably the son of William Holditch (d. 1646?) and his...

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Lygo, Sir Raymond Derek (1924–2012), naval officer and industrialist

Martin Adeney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1325 words.

Lygo, Sir Raymond Derek (1924–2012), naval officer and industrialist, was born on 15 March 1924 at 41 Richmond Road, Ilford, Essex, the second son of Edwin Thomas Lygo (1884–1962),...

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Norman, Sir Mark (Annesley)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 216 words.

3rd Bt cr 1915; DL

Born 8 Feb. 1927; s of Sir Nigel Norman, 2nd Bt, CBE, and Patricia Moyra (d 1986) (who ...

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Parker, William (d. 1618), privateer and merchant

Margaret Makepeace.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 978 words.

Parker, William (d. 1618), privateer and merchant, appears to have been born into the minor ranks of the Elizabethan gentry, although his parentage has yet to be traced. His brother John...

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Watts, Sir John (c. 1550–1616), merchant and privateer

John C. Appleby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1229 words.

Watts, Sir John (c. 1550–1616), merchant and privateer, was the son of Thomas Watts of Buntingford in Hertfordshire, where he was born. He married Margaret Hawes, daughter of Sir James...

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Wright, Fortunatus (d. 1757), merchant and privateer

Kenneth Breen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1589 words.

Wright, Fortunatus (d. 1757), merchant and privateer, was the second son of John Wright (d. 1717), a Liverpool shipowner and merchant. It is highly likely that Fortunatus served his...

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