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Arnold, Richard (d. c. 1521), merchant and chronicler

Peter C. Herman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; History. 890 words.

Arnold, Richard (d. c. 1521), merchant and chronicler, was a citizen of London, resident in the parish of St Magnus the Martyr, who seems to have made his living primarily by...

Aske, Robert (1619–1689), silk merchant and benefactor

David Griffiths.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1350 words.

Aske, Robert (1619–1689), silk merchant and benefactor, was born on 24 February 1619, the son of Robert Aske of the parish of St Mary Woolchurch, London, and his second wife, Margery...

Bancroft, Hubert Howe

David J. Weber.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; History. 920 words.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe (05 May 1832–02 March 1918), businessman and historian, was born in Granville, Ohio, the son of Azariah Ashley Bancroft, a farmer, and Lucy Howe, a teacher. His formal...

Barnham, Benedict (bap. 1559, d. 1598), merchant and benefactor

Sarah Bendall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 681 words.

Barnham, Benedict (bap. 1559, d. 1598), merchant and benefactor, was baptized on 2 June 1559 at St Mildred Poultry, London, the fourth and youngest son of Alice Barnham, silkwoman and...

Bibb, Henry Walton

Gregory S. Jackson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Journalism; Literature; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Education. 1358 words.

Bibb, Henry Walton (10 May 1815–1854), author, editor, and antislavery lecturer, was born into slavery on the plantation of David White of Shelby County, Kentucky, the son of James Bibb, a...

Bigland, Ralph (1712–1784), herald and cheesemonger

P. L. Dickinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; History. 1114 words.

Bigland, Ralph (1712–1784), herald and cheesemonger, was born on 29 January 1712 at Stepney, Middlesex, the only son of Richard Bigland (1658–1725) of Wapping, tallow chandler, and his...

Blundell, Peter (c. 1520–1601), clothier and philanthropist

Joyce Youings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education. 732 words.

Blundell, Peter (c. 1520–1601), clothier and philanthropist, was born in Tiverton, Devon, of humble parentage. As a boy he saw the little community freed from the dominance of the Courtenay...

Bourns, Prof. Arthur Newcombe

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Science and Mathematics; Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 352 words.

OC 1982; FRSC 1964; FCIC

Born 8 Dec. 1919; s of Evans Clement Bourns and Kathleen Jones; m 1943, Marion Harriet Blakney; two s two d; died 29 May 2015...

Boyd, Andrew (1921–2011), trade unionist and historian

Chris Ryder.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; History. 936 words.

Boyd, Andrew (1921–2011), trade unionist and historian, was born on 28 March 1921 at 38 Kingswood Street, Belfast, in the shadow of the city's shipyards, the son of John Boyd, a...

Boyson, Rt Hon. Sir Rhodes

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 293 words.

Kt 1987

Born 11 May 1925; s of Alderman William Boyson, MBE, JP and Mrs Bertha Boyson, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs; m 1st, 1946, Violet Burletson (marr. diss.); two null...