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Arbuthnot, Marriot (1711–1794), naval officer and colonial governor

Julian Gwyn.

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. 1509 words.

Arbuthnot, Marriot (1711–1794), naval officer and colonial governor, was born in Weymouth, the son of John Arbuthnott. He entered the navy about 1727, and passed his lieutenant's...

Bligh, William (1754–1817), naval officer and colonial governor

Alan Frost.

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. 2057 words.

Bligh, William (1754–1817), naval officer and colonial governor, was born in Plymouth on 9 September 1754, the only son of Francis Bligh (1721–1780) and his wife, Jane Pearse, née Balsam (dnull...

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...

Clinton, George (1686–1761), naval officer and colonial governor

Benjamin H. Newcomb.

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. 1012 words.

Clinton, George (1686–1761), naval officer and colonial governor, was born in Stourton Parva, Lincolnshire, to Francis Clinton, sixth earl of Lincoln (c.1635–1693), and his second wife,...

Coffin, Sir Isaac

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1164 words.

Coffin, Sir Isaac (16 May 1759–23 July 1839), Loyalist and British admiral, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Coffin, the last receiver general and cashier of His...

Columbine, Edward Henry (1763–1811), hydrographer and colonial governor

Christopher Terrell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 966 words.

Columbine, Edward Henry (1763–1811), hydrographer and colonial governor, was born in Westminster on 2 July 1763, the son of Lieutenant Edward Columbine RN. He had a sister, Sarah, who...

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...

Elliot, Sir Charles (1801–1875), naval officer and colonial official

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; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 834 words.

Elliot, Sir Charles (1801–1875), naval officer and colonial official, son of Hugh Elliot (1752–1830) and his second wife, Margaret Jones (1770–1819), and nephew of Gilbert Elliot, first...

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...

FitzGerald, Charles (1791–1887), naval officer and colonial governor

A. G. L. Shaw.

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. 1306 words.

FitzGerald, Charles (1791–1887), naval officer and colonial governor, was the son of Robert FitzGerald of Kilkee, co. Clare, a landowner and junior member of the ancient Norman-Irish...

Forrestal, James Vincent

Jeffery M. Dorwart.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1484 words.

Forrestal, James Vincent (15 February 1892–22 May 1949), secretary of the navy and first U.S. secretary of defense, was born in Matteawan, New York, the son of James Forrestal, a...

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...

Glover, Sir John Hawley (1829–1885), naval officer and colonial administrator

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; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1965 words.

Glover, Sir John Hawley (1829–1885), naval officer and colonial administrator, was born at Yately, near Farnborough, Hampshire, on 24 February 1829, the son of the Revd Frederick Robert...

Gower, Sir Erasmus (1742–1814), naval officer and colonial governor

W. A. B. Douglas.

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. 1254 words.

Gower, Sir Erasmus (1742–1814), naval officer and colonial governor, was born on 3 December 1742, eldest of the nineteen children of Abel Gower of Glandovan, Pembrokeshire, and his wife,...

Greenhill, Henry (1646–1708)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 3 words.

See Greenhill, John

Hindmarsh, Sir John (bap. 1785, d. 1860), naval officer and colonial governor

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; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 740 words.

Hindmarsh, Sir John (bap. 1785, d. 1860), naval officer and colonial governor, was baptized on 22 May 1785, the son of John Hindmarsh, gunner on the Bellerophon, and his wife, Mary, née Rox...

Hobson, Richmond Pearson

Richard W. Turk.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1478 words.

Hobson, Richmond Pearson (17 August 1870–16 March 1937), naval officer and congressman, was born in Greensboro, Alabama, the son of James Marcellus Hobson, a lawyer, and Sarah Croom...

Hobson, William (1792–1842), naval officer and colonial governor

Claudia Orange.

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. 1193 words.

Hobson, William (1792–1842), naval officer and colonial governor, was born in Waterford, Ireland, on 25 September 1792, the third of the five sons of Samuel Hobson, a barrister, and his...

Hotham, Sir Charles (1806–1855), naval officer and colonial governor

Shirley Roberts.

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. 857 words.

Hotham, Sir Charles (1806–1855), naval officer and colonial governor, was born at Thornham, Norfolk, on 14 January 1806. He was the eldest son of the Revd Frederick Hotham (1774–1854) and...

Hunter, John (1737–1821), naval officer and colonial governor

Alan Frost.

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. 2091 words.

Hunter, John (1737–1821), naval officer and colonial governor, was born on 29 August 1737 in Leith, Scotland, the son of William Hunter, ship's master, and Helen Drummond, the daughter of a...