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Back, Sir George (1796–1878), naval officer and explorer

A. H. Beesly.

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; History of the Americas. 1596 words.

Back, Sir George (1796–1878), naval officer and explorer, was born on 6 November 1796 at Stockport, Cheshire, the second son of John Back and his wife, Ann. He entered the navy as...

Barlow, Roger (d. 1553)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 4 words.

See Barlow [Finch], William

Blakiston, Thomas Wright (1832–1891), army officer and explorer

H. E. D. Blakiston.

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; History of the Americas; Asian History; Indian History. 1247 words.

Blakiston, Thomas Wright (1832–1891), army officer and explorer, was born at Lymington in Hampshire on 27 December 1832, the second of three sons of John Blakiston (1785–1867), army...

Borough, William (bap. 1536, d. 1598), explorer and naval administrator

R. C. D. Baldwin.

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; European History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 2473 words.

Borough, William (bap. 1536, d. 1598), explorer and naval administrator, was born at Borough House, Northam Burrows, Northam, Devon, to Walter Borough (1494–1548) and Mary (née Dough) and...

Chouart, Médard (1618–c. 1695)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 6 words.

See Radisson, Pierre-Esprit [called Oninga]

Collinson, Sir Richard (1811–1883), 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; History of the Americas; Asian History. 853 words.

Collinson, Sir Richard (1811–1883), naval officer and explorer, was born on 7 November 1811 at Gateshead, co. Durham, where his father, the Revd John Collinson (c.1791–1857), was rector....

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,...

Fawcett, Percy Harrison (b. 1867, d. in or after 1925), soldier and explorer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Indian History. 2469 words.

Fawcett, Percy Harrison (b. 1867, d. in or after 1925), soldier and explorer, was born on 31 August 1867 at Devonia, Torquay, Devon, the son of Edward Boyd Fawcett (1839–1884), of...

Fraser, Simon (1776–1862), explorer and fur trader

Barbara Joy Rogers.

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; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 904 words.

Fraser, Simon (1776–1862), explorer and fur trader, was born on 20 May 1776 at Mapletown, Hoosic township, New York, the youngest of the ten children of Simon Fraser (1725?–1779?) of...

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...

Gilbert, Sir Humphrey (1537–1583), explorer and soldier

Rory Rapple.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 3055 words.

Gilbert, Sir Humphrey (1537–1583), explorer and soldier, was born in Greenway, near Dartmouth, Devon between January and May 1537, the second son of Otho Gilbert of Compton, Devon (d....

Gosnold, Bartholomew (d. 1607), sea captain and explorer

David R. Ransome.

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; History of the Americas; Travel and Holiday. 1359 words.

Gosnold, Bartholomew (d. 1607), sea captain and explorer, was the elder son of a Suffolk gentleman, Anthony Gosnold of Grundisburgh, Clopton, and Burgh, and Dorothy Bacon, a kinswoman of...

Greenup [née Ballard; other married name English], Mary Courthope (1789–1846), adventurer and businesswoman in Colombia

Matthew Brown.

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; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1181 words.

Greenup [née Ballard; other married name English], Mary Courthope (1789–1846), adventurer and businesswoman in Colombia, was born in Faversham, Kent, on 22 March 1789, the second daughter...

Hearne, Samuel (1745–1792), explorer and fur trader

W. J. Mills.

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; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 431 words.

Hearne, Samuel (1745–1792), explorer and fur trader, was born 'close to London bridge' (Speck, Samuel Hearne), the only son of Samuel Hearne (1707/8–1748) and Diana Hearne, and younger...

Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer

Raymond John Howgego.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1772 words.

Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer, was born in Barnsbury, Islington, London, on 22 October 1882, the eldest of four children of John Hedges...

Humfrey, John (c. 1597–1651), colonist and parliamentary army officer

Stephen K. Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 2037 words.

Humfrey, John (c. 1597–1651), colonist and parliamentary army officer, was born in Dorset, the only son of Michael Humfrey (c.1572–1626), of Chaldon and Fordington, Dorset, and his wife,...

Jones, Lewis (1837–1904), settler in Patagonia and writer

Walter A. Brooks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Migration Studies; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 1465 words.

Jones, Lewis (1837–1904), settler in Patagonia and writer, was born in Pool Lane, Caernarfon, on 30 January 1837, the first of six children (only three of whom survived) of Stephen Jones,...

Kelsey, Henry (c. 1667–1724), explorer in Canada and Hudson's Bay Company official

Barry M. Gough.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 954 words.

Kelsey, Henry (c. 1667–1724), explorer in Canada and Hudson's Bay Company official, is of uncertain origins, although he may have been the son of John Kelsey, mariner, of East Greenwich,...