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Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster

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; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 840 words.

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster, was possibly related to the John Barker of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, shipmaster and captain of the Golden Cock who in 1629, aged...

Barton, Andrew (c. 1470–1511), seaman and shipowner

Norman Macdougall.

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. 868 words.

Barton, Andrew (c. 1470–1511), seaman and shipowner, was one of three brothers, Robert Barton, John, and Andrew, sons of the seafaring merchant John Barton (d. in or before 1494). Like his...

Best, Thomas (1570–1639), sea captain and master of Trinity House

R. C. D. Baldwin.

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; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1727 words.

Best, Thomas (1570–1639), sea captain and master of Trinity House, was baptized on 8 June 1570 at Merstham, Surrey, the youngest son of Robert Best, an interpreter for the Muscovy Company,...

Bird, Sir James (1883–1946), naval architect and aircraft manufacturer

C. R. Gray.

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. 644 words.

Bird, Sir James (1883–1946), naval architect and aircraft manufacturer, was born on 19 March 1883 in London, the second son of Samuel Bird, merchant, of East Cowes, Isle of Wight, and his...

Burns, Otway, Jr.

Max R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1084 words.

Burns, Otway, Jr. (1775–25 October 1850), privateer, shipbuilder, and state legislator, was born on Queen’s Creek, Onslow County, North Carolina, the son of Otway Burns and Lisanah (maiden...

Clerke, Richard (fl. 1572–1596), navigator and privateer

David B. Quinn.

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; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 643 words.

Clerke, Richard (fl. 1572–1596), navigator and privateer, claimed to have been born at Buckhurst, Essex, but is generally referred to as 'of Weymouth'. He presumably learned his trade in...

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...

Coxere, Edward (bap. 1633, d. 1694), sailor

Bernard Capp.

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; World History; Travel and Holiday. 911 words.

Coxere, Edward (bap. 1633, d. 1694), sailor, was baptized on 16 June 1633 at St Mary's Church, Dover, the seventh (but second surviving) child of John Coxere (d. 1633), sailor, and his...

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...

Davidson, William (c. 1756–1797), privateer

Francis Watt.

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; World History; Travel and Holiday. 571 words.

Davidson, William (c. 1756–1797), privateer, was born in Scotland; further details of his family and upbringing are unknown. In 1791 he was serving as an able seaman on the Niger, then...

Davies, Richard Bell (1886–1966), pilot and naval officer

Alex May.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 803 words.

Davies, Richard Bell (1886–1966), pilot and naval officer, was born at 3 Fopstone Road, Brompton, London, on 19 May 1886, the son of William Bell Davies (1845–1891), civil engineer, of...

Dover, Thomas (bap. 1662, d. 1742), physician and privateer

Samuel Pyeatt Menefee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Medicine and Health; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 2079 words.

Dover, Thomas (bap. 1662, d. 1742), physician and privateer, was baptized on 6 May 1662 at Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire, the third son of John Dover (bap. 1614, d. 1696), gentleman,...

Eckford, Henry (1775–1832), naval architect and shipbuilder

Ronald M. Birse.

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. 327 words.

Eckford, Henry (1775–1832), naval architect and shipbuilder, was born on 12 March 1775 at Kilwinning, in Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of John Eckford and his wife, Janet Black. At the age of...

Elfrith, Daniel (fl. 1607–1640), privateer and colonist in the West Indies

Karen Ordahl Kupperman.

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; World History; Travel and Holiday. 812 words.

Elfrith, Daniel (fl. 1607–1640), privateer and colonist in the West Indies, was active in the Caribbean from 1607. Nothing is known of his earlier life. He was memorialized by Alexander...

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...

Engen, Donald Davenport

E. T. Wooldridge.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; US Politics. 1196 words.

Engen, Donald Davenport (28 May 1924–13 July 1999), naval officer, test pilot, public servant, was born in Pomona, California, the son of Sydney M. Engen, a stockbroker and later an...

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...

Fox, Uffa (1898–1972), naval architect and boat builder

Edward Heath.

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. 1055 words.

Fox, Uffa (1898–1972), naval architect and boat builder, was born on 15 January 1898 at East Cowes in the Isle of Wight, the only son and second of the three children (another son and...

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...

Garrett, George William Littler (1852–1902), clergyman and submarine designer

Andrew Lambert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 899 words.

Garrett, George William Littler (1852–1902), clergyman and submarine designer, was born on 4 July 1852 at 45 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, the third son of John Garrett (d. 1893), an...