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Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer

A. G. E. Jones

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149227
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37194
Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer

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Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer, was baptized in Enfield on 28 June 1794, the third son and youngest child of Thomas Biscoe of Waltham Abbey and his wife, Ann Tibbs. Nothing is known of his early years, but on leaving school he became a clerk. On 11 March 1812 he volunteered for the ...

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Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport ; World History ; Maps and Map-making ; Travel and Holiday

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