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Bulloch, James Dunwoody (1823–1901), naval officer and merchant

Adrian Jarvis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 792 words.

Bulloch, James Dunwoody (1823–1901), naval officer and merchant, was born near Savannah, Georgia, USA, on 25 June 1823, the son of Major James Stephens Bulloch (1793–1849), a member of the...

Burton, William (c. 1608–1673), merchant and naval administrator

G. E. Aylmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 770 words.

Burton, William (c. 1608–1673), merchant and naval administrator, came from an obscure and probably humble Norfolk family. Nothing is known of his parents. He was apprenticed to a Yarmouth...

Colnett, James (bap. 1753, d. 1806), naval officer and fur trader

Andrew C. F. David.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1276 words.

Colnett, James (bap. 1753, d. 1806), naval officer and fur trader, was baptized on 18 October 1753 at Stoke Damerel parish church, Plymouth, the son of James and Sarah Colnett. He went to...

Crow, Hugh (1765–1829), privateer and slave trader

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 567 words.

Crow, Hugh (1765–1829), privateer and slave trader, was born in Ramsey, Isle of Man, the son of Edmund Crow (1730–1809), a tradesman, and his wife, Judith (1737–1807). He lost his right eye...

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard

William M. Fowler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1021 words.

Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard (13 November 1809–12 July 1870), naval officer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Bernard Ulric Dahlgren, a merchant and diplomat, and...

Davison, Gregory Caldwell

Rod Paschall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 906 words.

Davison, Gregory Caldwell (12 August 1871–07 May 1935), naval officer and inventor, was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Alexander Caldwell Davison, a physician, and Sarah Pelot...

Dixon, George (1748?–1795), naval officer and fur trader

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; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 977 words.

Dixon, George (1748?–1795), naval officer and fur trader, was born in Kirkoswald, Cumberland; further details of his upbringing are unknown, though he did practise as a jeweller before...

Fenner, George (c. 1540–1618), merchant and privateer

David Loades.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 691 words.

Fenner, George (c. 1540–1618), merchant and privateer, is of unknown parentage. However, the name Fenner was common in west Sussex, and the family into which he was born has been described...

Fiske, John

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 799 words.

Fiske, John (11 April 1744–28 September 1797), naval officer and merchant seaman, was born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Samuel Fiske, a Christian minister, and Anna...

Fox, Gustavus Vasa

Ari Hoogenboom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1521 words.

Fox, Gustavus Vasa (13 June 1821–29 October 1883), naval officer, assistant secretary of the navy, and business executive, was born in Saugus, Massachusetts, the son of Jesse Fox, a...

Grantham, Sir Thomas (bap. 1641, d. 1718), tobacco trader and naval officer

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 696 words.

Grantham, Sir Thomas (bap. 1641, d. 1718), tobacco trader and naval officer, was baptized on 23 December 1641, the first of three children of Thomas Grantham (d. 1643 or 1645) of Bicester,...

Hawkins, Sir John (1532–1595), merchant and naval commander

Basil Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 8216 words.

Hawkins, Sir John (1532–1595), merchant and naval commander, was born in Plymouth, the second son of William Hawkins (b. before 1490, d. 1554/5), merchant, sea captain, and shipowner, and...

Holditch, Abraham (bap. 1639, d. 1678), naval officer and merchant adventurer

E. W. L. Keymer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 776 words.

Holditch, Abraham (bap. 1639, d. 1678), naval officer and merchant adventurer, was baptized on 12 May 1639 at Totnes, Devon. He was probably the son of William Holditch (d. 1646?) and his...

Irving, James (1759–1791), naval surgeon and slave trader

Suzanne Schwarz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 810 words.

Irving, James (1759–1791), naval surgeon and slave trader, was born at Langholm, Dumfriesshire, on 15 December 1759, the third and only surviving child of John Irving (1731?–1807),...

James, Sir William, first baronet (1722–1783), naval officer and director of the East India Company

T. H. Bowyer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1443 words.

James, Sir William, first baronet (1722–1783), naval officer and director of the East India Company, was born on 5 September 1722 near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Sir Nathaniel Wraxall,...

Lygo, Sir Raymond Derek (1924–2012), naval officer and industrialist

Martin Adeney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1325 words.

Lygo, Sir Raymond Derek (1924–2012), naval officer and industrialist, was born on 15 March 1924 at 41 Richmond Road, Ilford, Essex, the second son of Edwin Thomas Lygo (1884–1962),...

Napier, William John, ninth Lord Napier of Merchistoun (1786–1834), naval officer and trade envoy

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; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 888 words.

Napier, William John, ninth Lord Napier of Merchistoun (1786–1834), naval officer and trade envoy, the eldest son of Francis Napier, eighth Lord Napier of Merchistoun (1758–1823), and his...

Parker, William (d. 1618), privateer and merchant

Margaret Makepeace.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 978 words.

Parker, William (d. 1618), privateer and merchant, appears to have been born into the minor ranks of the Elizabethan gentry, although his parentage has yet to be traced. His brother John...

Portlock, Nathaniel (b. in or before 1747, d. 1817), naval officer and fur trader

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; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 827 words.

Portlock, Nathaniel (b. in or before 1747, d. 1817), naval officer and fur trader, was probably born at or near Norfolk, Virginia, possibly the son of Charles Portlock (d. after 15 February...

Russell, Sir William, first baronet (c. 1575–1654), merchant and naval administrator

Andrew Thrush.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1444 words.

Russell, Sir William, first baronet (c. 1575–1654), merchant and naval administrator, was, as evidence submitted by him to chancery suggests, born about 1575, the eldest of the five sons of...