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Plater, George

Jane Wilson McWilliams.

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. 1156 words.

Plater, George (08 November 1735–10 February 1792), planter, legislator, and governor of Maryland, was born at “Sotterley,” his father’s plantation near Leonardtown, St. Mary’s County,...

Pollock, Oliver

Light Townsend Cummins.

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. 1135 words.

Pollock, Oliver (1737?–17 December 1823), merchant, planter, and American revolutionary patriot, was born near Donagheady, Northern Ireland, the son of Jared (also spelled Jaret) Pollock...

Randolph, Peyton

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; Agriculture and Farming. 1372 words.

Randolph, Peyton (1721–22 October 1775), planter and revolutionary leader, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, the son of Sir John Randolph, a Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses and...

Robinson, 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; Agriculture and Farming. 1274 words.

Robinson, John (03 February 1704–11 May 1766), planter, Speaker of the House of Burgesses, and treasurer of Virginia, was born at “Hewick” plantation, Middlesex County, Virginia, the son of...

Rogers, Woodes (c. 1679–1732), privateer and colonial governor

Gail Saunders.

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. 1667 words.

Rogers, Woodes (c. 1679–1732), privateer and colonial governor, was born in Bristol, the son of Woodes Rogers (bap. 1650, d. 1706), probably a sea captain, and his wife, Frances (probably n...

Rush, Benjamin

Robert B. Sullivan.

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; Science and Mathematics; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicine and Health. 2557 words.

Rush, Benjamin (04 January 1746–19 April 1813), physician, professor of chemistry and of medicine, and social reformer, was born in Byberry Township, Pennsylvania, thirteen miles northeast...

Saint-Denis, Louis Juchereau de

Carl A. Brasseaux.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1064 words.

Saint-Denis, Louis Juchereau de (17 September 1676–11 June 1744), French colonial explorer and commandant, was born at Quebec, New France, the son of Nicolas Juchereau de Saint-Denis and...

Shaw, Robert Barkley (1839–1879), explorer and government agent

Stephen Wheeler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Asian History. 610 words.

Shaw, Robert Barkley (1839–1879), explorer and government agent, son of Robert Grant Shaw, of Box, Wiltshire, and his wife, Martha Barkley, was born at Upper Clapton, London, on 12 July...

Strachey, Sir Richard (1817–1908), scientist and administrator in India

R. H. Vetch.

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; Science and Mathematics. 2532 words.

Strachey, Sir Richard (1817–1908), scientist and administrator in India, was born on 24 July 1817 at Sutton Court, Pensford, Somerset, the seat of his uncle, Sir Henry Strachey, second...

Tilghman, Matthew

Jane Wilson McWilliams.

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. 1017 words.

Tilghman, Matthew (17 February 1718–04 May 1790), planter and legislator, was born at the “Hermitage,” in Queen Annes County, Maryland, the son of Richard Tilghman, a wealthy planter, and...

van Rensselaer, Kiliaen

Peter R. Christoph.

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. 1219 words.

van Rensselaer, Kiliaen (24 August 1663–16 September 1719), colonial manor lord and public official, was born near Beverwyck (now Albany, N.Y.) in the private colony of Rensselaerswyck...

Ward, Samuel

Arthur J. Worrall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Agriculture and Farming; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 754 words.

Ward, Samuel (27 May 1725–26 March 1776), farmer, merchant, and governor of Rhode Island, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of Richard Ward and Mary Tillinghast. Ward’s Newport...

White, Samuel [called Siamese White] (c. 1650–1689), official in the Siamese service and pirate

Stuart Rankin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1570 words.

White, Samuel [called Siamese White] (c. 1650–1689), official in the Siamese service and pirate, was probably born in the west of England and was probably a member of a Bristol merchant...

Yeardley, Sir George

William S. Powell.

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. 1364 words.

Yeardley, Sir George (July 1587–12 November 1627), Virginia planter and governor, was born in the Southwark borough of London, England, the son of Ralph Yeardley, a member of the Merchant...