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Bridge, Horatio

Alfred H. Marks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Biographical Studies; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 904 words.

Bridge, Horatio (08 April 1806–20 March 1893), naval officer and author, was born in Augusta, Maine, the son of James Bridge, a judge and financier, and Hannah North. He attended local...

Brownell, Henry Howard

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1179 words.

Brownell, Henry Howard (06 February 1820–31 October 1872), author and naval officer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Pardon Brownell, a physician, and Lucia de Wolf. His...

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...

Hall, Basil

Percy Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); History of Science and Technology. 932 words.

Hall, Basil (31 December 1788–11 September 1844), captain in the British navy and author of scientific works and books of travel, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Sir James Hall,...

Hutchinson, William (1715–1801), mariner and writer on seamanship

J. K. Laughton.

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); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 672 words.

Hutchinson, William (1715–1801), mariner and writer on seamanship, presumed to be a native of Newcastle upon Tyne, was at a very early age employed on colliers, as cook, cabin-boy, and...

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 702 words.

Inman, James (1776–1859), mathematician and writer on navigation, was the younger son of Richard Inman of Garsdale Foot, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. He attended Sedbergh grammar school, and...

Kennish [Kinnish], William (bap. 1799, d. 1862), naval officer and poet

Thomas Seccombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 379 words.

Kennish [Kinnish], William (bap. 1799, d. 1862), naval officer and poet, son of Thomas Kennish and his wife, Margaret Radcliffe, was baptized at Kirk Maughold, Isle of Man, on 24 February...

Lecky, Squire Thornton Stratford (1838–1902), writer on navigation

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 830 words.

Lecky, Squire Thornton Stratford (1838–1902), writer on navigation, born in co. Down, was the son of Holland Lecky of Bally Holland House, Bangor, co. Down, and Castle Lecky, co....

Lever, Darcy (1760?–1839), writer on seamanship

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 380 words.

Lever, Darcy (1760?–1839), writer on seamanship, probably born in 1760, was the eldest son of the Revd John Lever of Buxton, Derbyshire, and Mary, daughter of Isaac Shaw of Altrincham. He...

Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell

Philip McFarland.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Biographical Studies; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1229 words.

Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell (06 April 1803–13 September 1848), naval officer and author, was born Alexander Slidell in New York City, the son of John Slidell, a merchant, and Margery...

Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848), naval officer and novelist

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; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1780 words.

Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848), naval officer and novelist, was born at Catherine Court, Tower Hill, London, on 10 July 1792. Of Huguenot descent, he was the second son of Joseph Marryat of...

Mitchell, Sir William (1811–1878), maritime writer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 380 words.

Mitchell, Sir William (1811–1878), maritime writer, the son of John Mitchell of Modbury, near Ivybridge, Devon, a turner in wood and ivory and then a farmer, was born at Modbury. He was...

Moore, John Evelyn (1921–2010), naval officer and editor

Guy Liardet.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Literature; Publishing. 1004 words.

Moore, John Evelyn (1921–2010), naval officer and editor, was born on 1 November 1921 at Sant'Ilario, near Genoa, Italy, the son of William John Moore, import and export businessman, and...

Nagle, Jacob (1761–1841), sailor and diarist

Alan Frost.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1183 words.

Nagle, Jacob (1761–1841), sailor and diarist, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on 15 September 1761, the son of George Nagel (1735–1789), a German immigrant, and Rebecca Rogers (d. 1793)....

Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation

Susanna Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Oceanography and Hydrology. 477 words.

Norie, John William (1772–1843), hydrographer and writer on navigation, was born at 39 Burr Street, Wapping, London, on 3 July 1772, the eldest of the eight children of James Norie...

Page, Samuel (1574–1630), poet and naval chaplain

Reavley Gair.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 673 words.

Page, Samuel (1574–1630), poet and naval chaplain, was the son of a Bedfordshire clergy family. He matriculated as a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 July 1587, aged...

Pepys, Samuel (1633–1703), naval official and diarist

C. S. Knighton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 8770 words.

Pepys, Samuel (1633–1703), naval official and diarist, was born at the family home, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London, on 23 February 1633, the second son of John Pepys (1601–1680),...

Pinkney, Edward Coote

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1148 words.

Pinkney, Edward Coote (01 October 1802–11 April 1828), naval midshipman and poet, was born in London, England, the son of William Pinkney, a minister to England, and Ann Maria Rodgers. In...

Raper, Henry (1799–1859), naval officer and writer on navigation

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; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature). 629 words.

Raper, Henry (1799–1859), naval officer and writer on navigation, was the eldest son of Admiral Henry Raper (1767–1845) and his wife, formerly a Miss Craig. After attending Charterhouse...

Samwell, David [Dafydd Samuel; pseud. Dafydd Ddu Feddyg] (1751–1798), naval surgeon and poet

Geraint Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 963 words.

Samwell, David [Dafydd Samuel; pseud. Dafydd Ddu Feddyg] (1751–1798), naval surgeon and poet, was born on 15 October 1751 at Nantglyn, Denbighshire, the second son of William Samuel...