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Cotton, Sir Henry (1821–1892), judge

J. S. Cotton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 868 words.

Cotton, Sir Henry (1821–1892), judge, was born at Walwood House, Leytonstone, on 20 May 1821, the second son of William Cotton (1786–1866) and his wife, Sarah Lane. Sarah Acland was his...

Cox, Homersham (1821–1897), judge, mathematician, and author

A. J. A. Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 404 words.

Cox, Homersham (1821–1897), judge, mathematician, and author, was born on 19 June 1821 at Newington, Surrey. The fourth son of Edward Treslove Cox, he was educated at Tonbridge School...

Crab, John (c. 1280–c. 1352), pirate and merchant

Elizabeth Ewan.

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; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 784 words.

Crab, John (c. 1280–c. 1352), pirate and merchant, was probably born in Muiden in Flanders. Active as a pirate from at least 1306, he was the most notorious of the Flemish privateers who...

Crackanthorpe [formerly Cookson], Montague Hughes (1832–1913), barrister and eugenicist

G. R. Searle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1379 words.

Crackanthorpe [formerly Cookson], Montague Hughes (1832–1913), barrister and eugenicist, was born on 24 February 1832, the sixth son of Christopher Cookson (1791–1834), a cousin of William...

Craig, Prof. David Parker

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 214 words.

AO 1985; FRS 1968; FAA 1969; FRSC; FRSN

Born 23 Dec. 1919; s of Andrew Hunter Craig, Manchester and Sydney, and Mary Jane (née Parker); m 1948, Veronica, d...null...

Crawford, Sir Frederick (William)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 435 words.

Kt 1986; DL; FREng

Born 28 July 1931; s of William and Victoria Maud Crawford; m 1963, Béatrice M....

Crisp, Sir Frank, first baronet (1843–1919), lawyer and microscopist

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 932 words.

Crisp, Sir Frank, first baronet (1843–1919), lawyer and microscopist, was born in London on 25 October 1843, the only child of John Shalders Crisp (1811–1896), a printer, and his first...

Daly, Charles Patrick

Barry T. Ryan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1096 words.

Daly, Charles Patrick (31 October 1816–19 September 1899), jurist and author, was born in New York City, the son of Michael Daly, a carpenter and hotel manager, and Elizabeth (maiden name...

Dampier, William (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer

Joel H. Baer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; Property Law; Property Crime. 3089 words.

Dampier, William (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer, was born in August and baptized on 5 September 1651 at East Coker, Somerset, the second of six children of tenant farmers George...

Dart, Isom

Carl V. Hallberg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Property Law; Property Crime. 925 words.

Dart, Isom (1848–03 October 1900), black cowboy and rustler, also known as Ned Huddleston, was born in Arkansas. Dart’s early life is an enigma. Biographical accounts give a lively “Wild...

Davidson, George

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 50 words.

CBE 1927

died 18 Aug. 1928

Davies, Dr Arthur Gordon

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 75 words.

Born 6 Nov. 1917; s of Louis Bernard Davies and Elizabeth Davies; m 1945, Joan (née Thompson) (d 2003); two d; died 19 Jan. 2008

Managing Director, Medical &...

Deitz, John F.

Paul H. Hass.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Agriculture and Farming. 715 words.

Deitz, John F. (03 April 1861–08 May 1924), farmer and outlaw, was born in Winneconne, Wisconsin, the son of John Deitz (also spelled Dietz), Sr., a New York farmer who moved to Wisconsin...

Denys de la Ronde, Louis

Jay Cassel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Land Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1434 words.

Denys de la Ronde, Louis (02 August 1675–25 March 1741), French military officer, explorer, and spy, was born in Quebec City, Canada, the son of Pierre Denys de la Ronde, a landowner and...

Dickinson, Samuel (1690–1760), planter and jurist in America

Benjamin H. Newcomb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 751 words.

Dickinson, Samuel (1690–1760), planter and jurist in America, was born on 9 March 1690 at Croisadore plantation, Talbot county, on the eastern shore of Maryland, the third and only...

Doherty, Pat

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics. 60 words.

Born Glasgow 18 July 1945 m Mary; two s three d

Doolin, William

Frank R. Prassel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 993 words.

Doolin, William (1858–25 August 1896), cowboy and bank and train robber, was born in Johnson County, Arkansas, the son of Michael Doolin and Artemina Beller, farmers. Bill Doolin had a...

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer

Harry Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Property Law; Property Crime; African History; Travel and Holiday. 12828 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund...

Dyer, Joseph Chessborough (1780–1871), inventor

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 925 words.

Dyer, Joseph Chessborough (1780–1871), inventor, was born at Stonington Point, Connecticut, USA, on 15 November 1780, the son of Captain Nathaniel Dyer of the Rhode Island navy. Joseph's...

Eaton, Amos

Markes E. Johnson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Geology and the Lithosphere; Botany. 1191 words.

Eaton, Amos (17 May 1776–10 May 1842), geologist, botanist, and educational reformer, was born in Chatham, New York, the son of Azubah Hurd and Abel Eaton, farmers. In 1790 Eaton went to...