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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...

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...

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...

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author

Andrew Thrush.

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); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1264 words.

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author, was the elder son of the second marriage of John Butler (d. 1614) of the Toft, in...

Castiglioni, Luigi

Richard N. Juliani.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Natural History; US Politics. 1319 words.

Castiglioni, Luigi (03 October 1757–22 April 1832), naturalist, author, and politician, was born in Milan, Italy, the son of Count Ottavio Castiglioni and Teresa Verri, both of...

Clarke, Sir Arthur (Charles)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 820 words.

Kt 1998; CBE 1989

Born 16 Dec. 1917; s of Charles Wright Clarke and Nora Mary Willis; m 1953, Marilyn Mayfield (marr. diss. 1964); died 19 March 2008

Huish’s...

Denys de la Ronde, Louis

Jay Cassel.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Land Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1434 words.

Denys de la Ronde, Louis (02 August 1675–25 March 1741), French military officer, explorer, and spy, was born in Quebec City, Canada, the son of Pierre Denys de la Ronde, a landowner and...

Elsdale, Robinson (bap. 1744, d. 1783), author and privateer

J. M. Rigg.

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; Literature; World History; Travel and Holiday. 320 words.

Elsdale, Robinson (bap. 1744, d. 1783), author and privateer, the son of Samuel and Mary Elsdale, was baptized on 25 December 1744 at Surfleet, Lincolnshire, where his family had long...

Gourdon [Gorden], William (fl. 1603–1616), mariner and travel writer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; World History. 397 words.

Gourdon [Gorden], William (fl. 1603–1616), mariner and travel writer, was born at Hull; nothing is known of his parents and he subsequently found employment on the merchant vessels of the...

Gwyn, David (fl. 1588–1602?), poet and pirate

John Bennell.

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); Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 578 words.

Gwyn, David (fl. 1588–1602?), poet and pirate, was doubtless of Welsh extraction, though his origins remain obscure. According to his one work published in 1588, Gwyn was a Spanish prisoner...

Hall, Basil

Percy Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); History of Science and Technology. 932 words.

Hall, Basil (31 December 1788–11 September 1844), captain in the British navy and author of scientific works and books of travel, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Sir James Hall,...

Harriot, Thomas

David B. Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Cartography; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1096 words.

Harriot, Thomas (1560–02 July 1621), scientist, linguist, and author of the first English book on North America, was born in Oxford (city or county), England; his parentage is unknown. As...

Hutchinson, William (1715–1801), mariner and writer on seamanship

J. K. Laughton.

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); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 672 words.

Hutchinson, William (1715–1801), mariner and writer on seamanship, presumed to be a native of Newcastle upon Tyne, was at a very early age employed on colliers, as cook, cabin-boy, and...

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 702 words.

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation, was the younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. He attended Sedbergh grammar school, and...

Koebel, William Henry (1872–1923), businessman and author

Robert G. Greenhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; World History. 760 words.

Koebel, William Henry (1872–1923), businessman and author, was born at 4 The Drive, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, Kent, on 11 January 1872, the eldest son in the family of five sons and two...

Midleton [Myddelton], Wiliam (c. 1550–1596?), poet and sailor

Gruffydd Aled Williams.

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. 918 words.

Midleton [Myddelton], Wiliam (c. 1550–1596?), poet and sailor, was the fourth son of Ffowc Midleton (d. 1571), a gentleman of Archwedlog, Llansannan, Denbighshire, and Alis (d. 1590/91),...

Morrice, Bezaleel (1678–1749), writer and sea captain

James Sambrook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literature; World History; Travel and Holiday. 674 words.

Morrice, Bezaleel (1678–1749), writer and sea captain, was baptized 'aged 3 days' (private information) on 8 May 1678 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, the third son of William Morrice...

Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation

Susanna Fisher.

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); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 477 words.

Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation, was born at 39 Burr Street, Wapping, London, on 3 July 1772, the eldest of the eight children of James Norie...

Phelps, Thomas (d. 1695), mariner and travel writer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; World History. 914 words.

Phelps, Thomas (d. 1695), mariner and travel writer, was the son of Thomas Phelps of Bristol. Nothing is known of his life prior to the events narrated in his book, A true account of the...

Rees, Sarah Jane [pseud. Cranogwen] (1839–1916), sailor, schoolmistress, and poet

Deirdre Beddoe.

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); Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1227 words.

Rees, Sarah Jane [pseud. Cranogwen] (1839–1916), sailor, schoolmistress, and poet, was born on 9 January 1839 at Dolgoy Fach, a cottage some 2½ miles from the coastal village of Llangrannog...