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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...

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 (...

Armstrong, Neil A.

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; World History; Travel and Holiday; Business Finance. 306 words.

Born Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA, 5 Aug. 1930; s of Stephen and Viola Armstrong, Wapakoneta; m 1st, 1956, Janet Shearon (marr. diss. 1994); two s (one d decd); 2nd, Carol Knight; ...

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Arnold, Mary Anne (b. 1825), sailor and cross-dresser

Julie Wheelwright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Social and Cultural History; World History; Travel and Holiday. 881 words.

Arnold, Mary Anne (b. 1825), sailor and cross-dresser, was born in Sheerness, Kent, and may have been the daughter of Lieutenant Arnold of the Royal Navy who served aboard the Ganges and Pr...

Arundell, Francis Vyvyan Jago (1780–1846), antiquary and traveller

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 606 words.

Arundell, Francis Vyvyan Jago (1780–1846), antiquary and traveller, was born at Launceston, Cornwall, in July 1780, the only son of Thomas Jago, a solicitor in that town, and his wife,...

Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour

Michael Hicks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Education; UK Politics. 1396 words.

Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour, was the eldest son of Sir Anthony Ashley of Damerham in Hampshire, a cadet of the...

Attucks, Crispus

Harry M. Ward.

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; World History; Travel and Holiday. 848 words.

Attucks, Crispus (1723–05 March 1770), probably a sailor, was the first to be killed in the Boston Massacre of 5 March 1770. Generally regarded to have been of mixed ancestry (African,...

Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate

David Cordingly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 428 words.

Avery, Henry [known as Captain John Avery] (bap. 1659, d. 1696?), pirate, the son of John and Anne Evarie, was baptized on 23 August 1659 at Newton Ferrers, near Plymouth. He joined the...

Baber, Edward Colborne (1843–1890), orientalist and traveller

Thomas Seccombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 451 words.

Baber, Edward Colborne (1843–1890), orientalist and traveller, the son of Edward Baber and a great-nephew of Henry Hervey Baber, was born at Dulwich on 30 April 1843. He was educated at...

Baker, Robert (fl. c. 1563), mariner and poet

P. E. H. Hair.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); World History; Travel and Holiday. 607 words.

Baker, Robert (fl. c. 1563), mariner and poet, is known only through his one published writing. Possibly a relative of the Bakers of Sissinghurst who had connections with the...

Balleny, John (b. c. 1770, d. in or after 1842), merchant navy officer and Antarctic discoverer

A. G. E. Jones.

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; Travel and Holiday. 586 words.

Balleny, John (b. c. 1770, d. in or after 1842), merchant navy officer and Antarctic discoverer, was born c.1770 but nothing is known about his early life and education. He may...

Bankes, William John (1786–1855), traveller and antiquary

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1230 words.

Bankes, William John (1786–1855), traveller and antiquary, was born on 11 December 1786, second son of Henry Bankes (1757–1834) of Kingston Lacy, Dorset, politician and author, and his...

Barclay, Sir Colville Herbert Sanford

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; World History; Travel and Holiday; Architecture; Art. 169 words.

14th Bt cr 1668

Born 7 May 1913; s of late Rt Hon. Sir Colville Adrian de Rune Barclay, 3rd s of 11th Bt, and Sarita Enriqueta, d of late Herbert Ward; ...

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 840 words.

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster, was possibly related to the John Barker of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, shipmaster and captain of the Golden Cock who in 1629, aged...

Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor] (1790–1846), sailor and writer

A. H. Bullen.

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; Literary Studies (Travel Literature). 484 words.

Barker, Matthew Henry [pseud. the Old Sailor] (1790–1846), sailor and writer, was born at Deptford, London, where his father had attained some distinction as a dissenting minister. At...

Barlow, Edward (1642–1706?), mariner

J. D. Davies.

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. 920 words.

Barlow, Edward (1642–1706?), mariner, was born at Prestwich, Manchester, on 6 March 1642, one of the six children of George Barlow (c.1599–c.1686), husbandman, and his wife, Ann (d. 1692)....

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate

David Kathman.

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; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Property Law; Property Crime. 941 words.

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate, was baptized on 17 April 1580 in St Laurence Pountney, St Laurence Pountney Lane, London, the fifth of eleven children of...

Barton, Robert [called Hob a Barton] (d. 1540), sea captain and administrator

Athol Murray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1319 words.

Barton, Robert [called Hob a Barton] (d. 1540), sea captain and administrator, known to the English as the pirate Hob a Barton, was one of three sons of John Barton, sea captain in Leith,...

Battel, Andrew (b. 1560s?, d. in or after 1613), traveller and trader

Alfred Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 663 words.

Battel, Andrew (b. 1560s?, d. in or after 1613), traveller and trader, was probably born in Leigh, Essex; his parents are unknown. According to Samuel Purchas, a former neighbour in Essex,...