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Adams, William (1564–1620), navigator

Derek Massarella.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 3442 words.

Adams, William (1564–1620), navigator, was born in Gillingham, Kent, the son of John Adams. His mother and the precise date of his birth are unknown, but he was baptized on 24 September...

Aldersey, Laurence (1546–1597/8), sea captain

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 737 words.

Aldersey, Laurence (1546–1597/8), sea captain, was born at Aldersey Hall, Spurstow, Cheshire, the son of Thomas Aldersey (d. 1557), sheriff of Chester in 1539 and mayor in 1549, and his...

Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910), traveller and ornithologist

O. J. R. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; World History; Travel and Holiday. 908 words.

Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910), traveller and ornithologist, born at Willesley Place, Cranbrook, Kent, on 16 January 1873, was a twin son (with Robert Alexander) of Colonel Boyd Francis...

Alexander, Cosmo (1724–1772), portrait painter and traveller

Patricia R. Andrew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; World History; Travel and Holiday. 681 words.

Alexander, Cosmo (1724–1772), portrait painter and traveller, was born probably in Aberdeen, the son and pupil of the Aberdonian painter and engraver John Alexander (1686–c.1766), who had...

Alexander, Michael Charles

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 216 words.

Born 20 Nov. 1920; s of late Rear-Adm. Charles Otway Alexander and Antonia Geermans; m 1963, Sarah Wignall (marr. diss.); one adopted d; died 19 Dec. 2004

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American Indians in England (act. c. 1500–1615)

Alden T. Vaughan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 2617 words.

American Indians in England (act. c. 1500–1615), included approximately thirty-five American natives of the western hemisphere, who lived for a time in England. The first were...

Amoret (fl. 1605–1608)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 5 words.

See American Indians in England

Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary

Roald Kverndal.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Religion and Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1452 words.

Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 6 October 1781, the son of Caleb Angas, a successful coach manufacturer, merchant, and...

Arbuthnott

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History; Business Finance. 300 words.

KT 1996; CBE 1986; DSC 1945; FRSE 1984

Born 26 Oct. 1924; e s of 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, CB, CBE, DSO, MC, and Ursula Collingwood (...

Arden-Close, Colonel Sir Charles (Frederick)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 227 words.

KBE, 1918; CB 1916; CMG 1899; FRS 1919; Hon. ScD (Cantab.), 1928; RE

Born 10 Aug. 1865; s of late Maj.-Gen. Frederick Close of Shanklin; changed surname to...