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Le Moyne, Jean-Baptiste

Carl A. Brasseaux.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1395 words.

Le Moyne, Jean-Baptiste (baptized 23 Feb. 1680–07 March 1767), French soldier, explorer, and governor of colonial Louisiana, was born in Montréal, New France, the son of Charles Le Moyne,...

Le Moyne, Pierre

Carl A. Brasseaux.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1397 words.

Le Moyne, Pierre (baptized 20 July 1661–09 July 1706), French soldier, explorer, and governor of colonial Louisiana, was born at Ville-Marie de Montréal, New France, the son of Charles Le...

Leeds, John

Susan Hamburger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Mathematics. 1088 words.

Leeds, John (18 May 1705– March 1790), public official, surveyor, and mathematician, was born at Bay Hundred, Talbot County, Maryland, the son of Edward Leeds and Ruth Ball. Leeds,...

Livingston, Robert Robert

Mary Lou Lustig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1716 words.

Livingston, Robert Robert ( August 1718–09 December 1775), landowner, attorney, and politician, was born in New York, the only son and heir of Robert Livingston and Margaret Howarden. His...

Low, Sir Hugh (1824–1905), botanist and colonial administrator

J. M. Gullick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1120 words.

Low, Sir Hugh (1824–1905), botanist and colonial administrator, was born on 10 May 1824 in Clapton, London, the elder son of Hugh Low (1793–1863), a Scot who had developed a substantial...

Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848), entomologist and civil servant in Australia

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1183 words.

Macleay, Alexander (1767–1848), entomologist and civil servant in Australia, was born in Ross-shire, Scotland, on 24 June 1767, the son of William Macleay, provost of Wick and deputy...

Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (1820–1895), naturalist and colonial civil servant

Dennis R. Dean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 682 words.

Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (1820–1895), naturalist and colonial civil servant, elder son of Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790–1852), geologist and palaeontologist, and his wife, Mary Ann...

Mason, George

Brent Tarter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming. 2216 words.

Mason, George (1725–07 October 1792), planter and revolutionary statesman, the son of George Mason (c. 1629–c. 1686), a planter, and Ann Thomson. He was probably born at Dogue’s Neck (now...

Mercer, John Francis

Gregory A. Stiverson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; State and Local Government; Agriculture and Farming. 1972 words.

Mercer, John Francis (17 May 1759–30 August 1821), planter and officeholder, was born at “Marlborough Point,” Stafford County, Virginia, the son of John Mercer, a lawyer and wealthy...

Moore, James

Alexander Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1027 words.

Moore, James (1650–1706), politician, soldier, and explorer, emigrated from Barbados to Carolina in 1675. Sometime in the 1670s he married Margaret Berringer, stepdaughter of Carolina...

Morgan, Sir Henry

Glenn Blalock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming; Property Law; Property Crime. 1375 words.

Morgan, Sir Henry (1635–25 August 1688), buccaneer, planter, and lieutenant governor, was born in Llanrhymny, Wales, the son of Robert Morgan. His mother’s name is not known. Little is...

Morgan, Sir Henry (c. 1635–1688), privateer and colonial governor

Nuala Zahedieh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 7200 words.

Morgan, Sir Henry (c. 1635–1688), privateer and colonial governor, was the eldest son of Robert Morgan of Llanrhymny, Glamorgan.

Nothing certain is known about Morgan's education,...

Moseley, Edward (1682–1749), public official and planter in America

William S. Powell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming. 1153 words.

Moseley, Edward (1682–1749), public official and planter in America, was born of unnoted parentage, probably in London. There he received a splendid education at Christ's Hospital, a...

Nelson, Thomas

Emory G. Evans.

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. 994 words.

Nelson, Thomas (26 December 1738–04 January 1789), merchant-planter and public official, was born in Yorktown, Virginia, the son of William Nelson (1711–1772), a prosperous...

Page, John

John E. Selby.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; State and Local Government; Agriculture and Farming. 1234 words.

Page, John (17 April 1743–11 October 1808), planter, revolutionary leader, and governor of Virginia, was born at “Rosewell” plantation, Gloucester County, Virginia, the son of Mann Page II...

Page, Mann

Betty Crowe Leviner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming. 834 words.

Page, Mann (1691–24 January 1731), planter and royal councilor, was born in Gloucester County, Virginia, the son of Matthew Page, a planter and member of the council of Virginia, and Mary...

Parke, Daniel

Stephen Saunders Webb.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1491 words.

Parke, Daniel (1669?–07 December 1710), Virginia planter and imperial governor, was born at Queen’s Creek, York County, Virginia, the son of Daniel Parke and Rebecca Evelyn Knipe, planters....

Penn, William

Jean R. Soderlund.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming. 2973 words.

Penn, William (14 October 1644–30 July 1718), founder of Pennsylvania and eminent English Quaker, was born in London, England, the son of Sir William Penn, an admiral, and Margaret Jasper...

Petty, Sir William (1623–1687), natural philosopher and administrator in Ireland

Toby Barnard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 3715 words.

Petty, Sir William (1623–1687), natural philosopher and administrator in Ireland, was born at Romsey, Hampshire, on 26 May 1623, the third child of Anthony Petty (1587–1654), clothier, and...

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth

Marvin Zahniser.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1964 words.

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth (14 February 1745–16 August 1825), lawyer and planter, was born in Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina, the son of Charles Pinckney, a lawyer, and...