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Allen, William Henry

Ira Dye.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 1392 words.

Allen, William Henry (21 October 1784–18 August 1813), U.S. naval officer and hero of the War of 1812, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of militia general William Allen, a...

Ashmore, Sir Peter William Beckwith (1921–2002), naval officer and courtier

Eric J. Grove.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 1013 words.

Ashmore, Sir Peter William Beckwith (1921–2002), naval officer and courtier, was born on 4 February 1921 at 5 Coombe Villas, Saltash, Cornwall, the younger son (there were no daughters) of...

Brady, Sir Antonio (1811–1881), Admiralty official, naturalist, and social reformer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Natural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1174 words.

Brady, Sir Antonio (1811–1881), Admiralty official, naturalist, and social reformer, was born at Deptford, London, on 10 November 1811, the eldest son of Anthony Brady of the Deptford...

Clifford, George, third earl of Cumberland (1558–1605), courtier and privateer

Peter Holmes.

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; Social and Cultural History; World History; Travel and Holiday. 3030 words.

Clifford, George, third earl of Cumberland (1558–1605), courtier and privateer, was born on 8 August 1558 in Brougham Castle, Westmorland, the eldest son of Henry Clifford, second earl of...

Clifford, Sir Augustus William James, first baronet (1788–1877), naval officer and court official

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 642 words.

Clifford, Sir Augustus William James, first baronet (1788–1877), naval officer and court official, was born abroad on 26 May 1788, the illegitimate son of William Cavendish, fifth duke of...

Cornwell, John Travers [Jack] (1900–1916), naval hero

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 829 words.

Cornwell, John Travers [Jack] (1900–1916), naval hero, was born on 8 January 1900, at Clyde Cottage, Clyde Place, Leyton, Essex, the son of Eli Cornwell (1852–1916), tram driver and...

Crawford, John [Jack] (1775–1831), sailor and naval hero

Keith Gregson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 919 words.

Crawford, John [Jack] (1775–1831), sailor and naval hero, was born on 22 March 1775 at a house on Thornhill Bank in the east end of Sunderland, co. Durham, the son of a keelman. At an early...

Des Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet (1721–1824), hydrographer and colonial official

Roger T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 827 words.

Des Barres, Joseph Frederick Wallet (1721–1824), hydrographer and colonial official, was born in November 1721, either in Basel, Switzerland, or in Paris, the eldest child of Joseph-Léonard...

Feilding, William, first earl of Denbigh (c. 1587–1643), naval officer and courtier

Andrew Thrush.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 1502 words.

Feilding, William, first earl of Denbigh (c. 1587–1643), naval officer and courtier, was the eldest of the three sons of Basil Feilding (c.1567–1633) of Newnham Paddox in Warwickshire and...

Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542), courtier and naval administrator

William B. Robison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 3949 words.

Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542), courtier and naval administrator, was a younger son of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam (d. 1498) of Aldwark in the West Riding of Yorkshire...

Foster, Robert (1754–1827), naval officer and benefactor

Benjamin S. Beck.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 861 words.

Foster, Robert (1754–1827), naval officer and benefactor, was born on 24 April 1754 in Lancaster, the eldest of the four children of Dodshon Foster (1730–1792), merchant, and his wife,...

Hotham, Sir William (1772–1848), naval officer and courtier

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; Social and Cultural History. 615 words.

Hotham, Sir William (1772–1848), naval officer and courtier, was born on 12 February 1772, the second son of General George Hotham and his wife, Diana, youngest daughter of Sir Warton...

Jones, John Paul

John Shy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 1813 words.

Jones, John Paul (06 July 1747–18 July 1792), revolutionary war naval officer and hero, was born John Paul in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, on the southwestern coast of Scotland, the son of...

Kelly, Benedictus Marwood (1785–1867), naval officer and benefactor

Roger T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 794 words.

Kelly, Benedictus Marwood (1785–1867), naval officer and benefactor, was born at Holsworthy, Devon, on 3 February 1785, and baptized on 1 September 1790 (the date sometimes given for his...

Levy, Uriah Phillips

Ira Dye.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1463 words.

Levy, Uriah Phillips (22 April 1792–22 March 1862), U.S. naval officer and philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Michael Levy, a merchant, and Rachel Phillips....

Miller, Dorie

Morris J. MacGregor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 1201 words.

Miller, Dorie (12 October 1919–24 November 1943), African-American war hero, was born Doris Miller in Waco, Texas, the son of Conery Miller and Henrietta (maiden name unknown),...

Oliver, Sir Henry Francis (1865–1965), naval officer

P. W. Brock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 984 words.

Oliver, Sir Henry Francis (1865–1965), naval officer, born in Lochside, near Kelso, on 22 January 1865, was the fifth child in a family of seven sons and three daughters of Robert Oliver...

Payne, John Willett (1752–1803), naval officer and royal official

Randolph Cock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1256 words.

Payne, John Willett (1752–1803), naval officer and royal official, was born on 23 April 1752 at St Kitts in the Leeward Islands, the second son of Ralph Payne (d. 1760), chief justice of...

Pitt, Thomas, second Baron Camelford (1775–1804), naval officer and rake

Miles D. Barton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History. 2088 words.

Pitt, Thomas, second Baron Camelford (1775–1804), naval officer and rake, was born on 19 February 1775 at Boconnoc House, Cornwall, the younger of two children of Thomas Pitt, first Baron...

Snell, Hannah [alias James Gray] (1723–1792), sexual impostor

Julie Wheelwright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1512 words.

Snell, Hannah [alias James Gray] (1723–1792), sexual impostor, was born on 23 April 1723 in Friar Street, St Helen's, Worcester, the eighth of nine children of Samuel Snell, a hosier, and...