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Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author

Donal Lowry.

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; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1237 words.

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author, was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope in March 1848, the fifth of six children of Dr Archibald...

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...

Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor

Rory T. Cornish.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; African History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1181 words.

Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor, was born in Monaghan town, co. Monaghan, Ireland, the eighth but second surviving child of Francis Ellis (1683–1773), landowner,...

Frobisher, Sir Martin (1535?–1594), privateer, explorer, and naval commander

James McDermott.

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; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; African History; Travel and Holiday. 4111 words.

Frobisher, Sir Martin (1535?–1594), privateer, explorer, and naval commander, was descended from John Frobisher (b. c.1260), a Scot settled in lands near Chirk in Denbighshire granted in...

Johnston, Sir Henry Hamilton [Harry] (1858–1927), explorer and colonial administrator

Roland Oliver.

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; African History. 2464 words.

Johnston, Sir Henry Hamilton [Harry] (1858–1927), explorer and colonial administrator, was born in London on 12 June 1858, the eldest of twelve children of John Brookes Johnston, secretary...

Laird, Macgregor (1808–1861), shipbuilder and explorer

John Flint.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; African History. 1276 words.

Laird, Macgregor (1808–1861), shipbuilder and explorer, was born in Greenock, the younger son of William Laird, founder of the Birkenhead firm of shipbuilders, and Agnes Macgregor; he was...

Lindsay, Sir Martin Alexander, of Dowhill, first baronet (1905–1981), explorer and politician

W. P. Grieve.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; European History; UK Politics; African History. 932 words.

Lindsay, Sir Martin Alexander, of Dowhill, first baronet (1905–1981), explorer and politician, was born in London on 22 August 1905, the only son and elder child of Lieutenant-Colonel...

Lucas, Simon (fl. c. 1766–1799), explorer and diplomat

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Diplomatic History; International Relations; African History. 769 words.

Lucas, Simon (fl. c. 1766–1799), explorer and diplomat, was the son of a London wine merchant. He was wrongly identified in the Dictionary of National Biography as William...

Lyon, George Francis [alias Said-ben-Abdallah] (1795–1832), naval officer and explorer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; African History. 766 words.

Lyon, George Francis [alias Said-ben-Abdallah] (1795–1832), naval officer and explorer, son of a colonel in the army, was born at Chichester, Sussex. Around 1805 he was educated at Dr...

Macgregor, Sir Charles Metcalfe (1840–1887), army officer, explorer, and military strategist

S. P. Oliver.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Defence Strategy, Planning, and Research; World History; Maps and Map-making; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History; African History. 1364 words.

Macgregor, Sir Charles Metcalfe (1840–1887), army officer, explorer, and military strategist, was born at Agra on 12 September 1840, the second son of Robert Guthrie Macgregor and his wife,...

Mackenzie, Sir George Sutherland (1844–1910), explorer and businessman

C. P. Lucas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Business and Management; African History. 1134 words.

Mackenzie, Sir George Sutherland (1844–1910), explorer and businessman, was born at Bolarum, India, on 5 May 1844, the third son of Sir William Mackenzie, inspector-general of the Madras...

Philby, Harry St John Bridger (1885–1960), explorer and Arabist

James Craig.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Education; Indian History; African History. 1791 words.

Philby, Harry St John Bridger (1885–1960), explorer and Arabist, was born at St John's, Badulla, Ceylon, on 3 April 1885, the second son of Harry Montagu Philby (d. 1913), a coffee planter,...

Tuckey, James Kingston (1776–1816), naval officer and explorer

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; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; African History. 762 words.

Tuckey, James Kingston (1776–1816), naval officer and explorer, the youngest son of Thomas Tuckey of Greenhill, near Mallow, co. Cork, Ireland, and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of the...

Wavell, Arthur John Byng (1882–1916), army officer and explorer

P. J. L. Frankl.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; African History. 999 words.

Wavell, Arthur John Byng (1882–1916), army officer and explorer, was born on 27 May 1882 at 6 Neville Street, South Kensington, London, the first of four children (three sons and a...

Willoughby, Digby (1845–1901), soldier and adventurer

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Travel and Holiday; African History; Maps and Map-making. 453 words.

Willoughby, Digby (1845–1901), soldier and adventurer, left England for South Africa in 1871 to seek his fortune. In the Zulu campaign of 1879 Willoughby was with the Natal native...