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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,...

Bayne, Thomas

Chandra M. Miller.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1197 words.

Bayne, Thomas (1824–1889), dentist and politician, was born into slavery in North Carolina and was known as Samuel Nixon before his escape from bondage in 1855. He was sold several times...

Blogg, Henry George (1876–1954), lifeboat coxswain

H. M. Palmer.

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. 576 words.

Blogg, Henry George (1876–1954), lifeboat coxswain, was born in Cromer on 6 February 1876, the son of Ellen Blogg. He was educated at the Goldsmiths' School, Cromer, where he proved quick...

Burlison

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 101 words.

Born 23 May 1936; s of Robert Burlison and Georgina (née Doige); m 1981, Valerie Stephenson; two s one d; died 20 May 2008...

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...

Buxton, Sir (Thomas) Fowell, third baronet (1837–1915), philanthropist, brewer, and colonial governor

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 848 words.

Buxton, Sir (Thomas) Fowell, third baronet (1837–1915), philanthropist, brewer, and colonial governor, was born on 26 January 1837 at West Ham, Essex, the eldest of six sons of Sir Edward...

Clopton, Hugh (c. 1440–1496), merchant, mayor of London, and civil benefactor

M. R. Macdonald.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 905 words.

Clopton, Hugh (c. 1440–1496), merchant, mayor of London, and civil benefactor, was the younger son of John and Agnes Clopton, of Clopton, near Stratford upon Avon, where the family had been...

Cooper, Edward

Samuel T. McSeveney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 995 words.

Cooper, Edward (26 October 1824–25 February 1905), businessman, philanthropist, and politician, was born in New York City, the son of Peter Cooper, a businessman, philanthropist, and public...

Cooper, Peter

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Engineering and Technology; Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1186 words.

Cooper, Peter (12 February 1791–04 April 1883), inventor, manufacturer, and civic benefactor, was born in New York City, the son of John Cooper and Margaret Campbell. His father was a...

Copley, Ira Clifton

Edward E. Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Journalism. 1091 words.

Copley, Ira Clifton (25 October 1864–02 November 1947), newspaper publisher, congressman, public utilities executive, and philanthropist, was born in Copley Township, Knox County, Illinois,...

Dudley, Helena Stuart

Kathleen Banks Nutter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Politics and Law; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1052 words.

Dudley, Helena Stuart (31 August 1858–29 September 1932), settlement house worker and peace activist, was born in Florence, Nebraska, the daughter of Judson H. Dudley, a land developer, and...

Evans, David John

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 190 words.

Born 23 April 1935; s of Violet Edith Evans and Arthur Thomas Evans; m 1956, Janice Hazel (née Masters); two s one d; died 21 Oct. 2008

Chairman, Broadreach Group...

Evans, Evan (1882–1965), coach tour operator and local politician

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; World History; Travel and Holiday; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 743 words.

Evans, Evan (1882–1965), coach tour operator and local politician, was born on 8 November 1882 in Glanyrafon, Betws Leucu, Cardiganshire, the eldest of the six surviving children of David...

Ewart, Sir William, first baronet (1817–1889), linen manufacturer, politician, and philanthropist

L. A. Clarkson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 968 words.

Ewart, Sir William, first baronet (1817–1889), linen manufacturer, politician, and philanthropist, was born on 11 November 1817 in Sydenham, on the outskirts of Belfast, the eldest son of...

Eyre, Simon (c. 1395–1458), merchant, mayor of London, and civic benefactor

Caroline M. Barron.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1263 words.

Eyre, Simon (c. 1395–1458), merchant, mayor of London, and civic benefactor, was the son of John and Amy Eyre of Brandon, Suffolk, where he was born. He was apprenticed in London to the...

Gibson, Francis (bap. 1752, d. 1805), mariner and collector of customs

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 475 words.

Gibson, Francis (bap. 1752, d. 1805), mariner and collector of customs, was baptized at Whitby, Yorkshire, on 16 January 1752, the son of Joseph Gibson, commander of a merchant ship, and...

Goldsborough, Sir John (d. 1693), mariner and East India Company servant

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1011 words.

Goldsborough, Sir John (d. 1693), mariner and East India Company servant, is of obscure antecedents. A branch of the Goldsborough family was domiciled at Hadleigh near Ipswich in the...

Grant, Charles (1746–1823), director of the East India Company and philanthropist

Penelope Carson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 3438 words.

Grant, Charles (1746–1823), director of the East India Company and philanthropist, was born in March 1746 at Aldourie farmhouse, Glen Urquhart, his mother's home, on Loch Ness in...

Gresham, Sir Richard (c. 1485–1549), mercer, merchant adventurer, and mayor of London

Ian Blanchard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration; World History; Travel and Holiday. 3789 words.

Gresham, Sir Richard (c. 1485–1549), mercer, merchant adventurer, and mayor of London, was born at Holt, Norfolk, about 1485, probably the third of the four surviving sons—William, Thomas,...

Grimké, Archibald Henry

Johnie D. Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1245 words.

Grimké, Archibald Henry (17 August 1849–25 February 1930), lawyer, diplomat, and protest leader, was born a slave on “Caneacres” plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Henry...