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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Senhouse, Humphrey (1705–1770), landowner and port founder

Angus J. L. Winchester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 902 words.

Senhouse, Humphrey (1705–1770), landowner and port founder, was born on 2 July 1705 at Millom Castle, Cumberland, the fourth child of Humphrey Senhouse (d. 1738) and his wife, Eleanor,...

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Fairbridge, Kingsley Ogilvie (1885–1924), founder of farm schools overseas

F. J. Wylie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Agriculture and Farming. 619 words.

Fairbridge, Kingsley Ogilvie (1885–1924), founder of farm schools overseas, was born on 5 May 1885 at Grahamstown, Cape Colony, the elder son of Rhys Seymour Fairbridge, surveyor to the...

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Fuller family (per. c. 1650–1803), gun-founders and landowners

J. S. Hodgkinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 1677 words.

Fuller family (per. c. 1650–1803), gun-founders and landowners, came to prominence with John [i] Fuller (1617–1679), the son of Samuel Fuller, of Waldron, Sussex, and his wife,...

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Nicholson [née Weeks], (Lorna) Rosemary (1919–2004), garden historian and museum founder

Francesca Greenoak.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 1181 words.

Nicholson [née Weeks], (Lorna) Rosemary (1919–2004), garden historian and museum founder, was born on 3 July 1919 at 17 Alexander Road, Southport, Lancashire, the youngest of the five...

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Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association

John Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1127 words.

Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association, was born on 16 July 1898 in Dublin, the fourth child of Gerald William...

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Fuller, Rose (1708–1777), politician, gun-founder, and landowner

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; History; History of Agriculture; UK Politics; Agriculture and Farming. 1 words.

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Townley, Arthur Charles

Carol A. Lockwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 1306 words.

Townley, Arthur Charles (30 December 1880–07 November 1959), founder of the Nonpartisan League, was born near Browns Valley in northwest Minnesota, the son of Fitch R. Townley and Esther J....

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Warington, Robert (1838–1907), agricultural chemist

Nicholas Goddard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 1214 words.

Warington, Robert (1838–1907), agricultural chemist, was born at 22 Princes Street, Spitalfields, London, on 22 August 1838, eldest son and second child of Robert Warington (1807–1867), one...

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Loddiges, George (1786–1846), nurseryman

A. R. P. Hayden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 705 words.

Loddiges, George (1786–1846), nurseryman, was born on 12 March 1786 in Hackney, Middlesex, the second of two surviving sons—he also had at least three sisters, two of whom died in...

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Tenant Farmers Association

Will Manley, Katharine Foot and Andrew Davis.

in A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences; Agriculture and Farming. 116 words.

A membership organization founded in 1981 by a group of farmers who felt that their interests were not being forcefully represented by existing bodies. Whilst the interests of tenant...

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Barley in Archaeology and Early History

Simone Riehl.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online March 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming. 10611 words.

In 2018 barley accounts for only 5% of the cereal production worldwide, and regionally for up to 40% of cereal production. The cereal represents the oldest crop species and is one of the...

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Bobart [Bobert], Jacob, the elder (c. 1599–1680), botanist and gardener

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 586 words.

Bobart [Bobert], Jacob, the elder (c. 1599–1680), botanist and gardener, was born at Brunswick. After a period as a soldier, during which he added a working knowledge of English and Latin...

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Guinness, Richard Samuel (1797–1857), land agent and politician

Christine Clark.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; UK Politics. 578 words.

Guinness, Richard Samuel (1797–1857), land agent and politician, was born in Dublin on 17 June 1797, the second son of Richard Guinness (1755–1829), barrister, and Mary, elder daughter of...

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Palmer, Daniel David

Russell W. Gibbons.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Agriculture and Farming. 1806 words.

Palmer, Daniel David (07 March 1845–20 October 1913), founder of chiropractic, was born in a log cabin on the shore of Lake Scugog, about thirty miles west of Toronto, Canada, the son of...

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Smith, George Murray (1859–1919), businessman and landowner

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Business and Management; Agriculture and Farming. 487 words.

Smith, George Murray (1859–1919), businessman and landowner, was born on 4 February 1859 at 3 Finsbury Circus, London, the son of George Murray Smith (1824–1901), publisher and founder of...

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Penn, Thomas (1702–1775), landowner

Charlotte Fell-Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 633 words.

Penn, Thomas (1702–1775), landowner, was born at Kensington, London, on 8 March 1702, the second son of William Penn (1644–1718), founder of Pennsylvania, and his second wife, Hannah...

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Van Rensselaer, Stephen

Steven E. Siry.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Agriculture and Farming. 886 words.

Van Rensselaer, Stephen (01 November 1764–26 January 1839), patroon, congressman, and founder of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was born in New York City, the son of Stephen Van...

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Agricultural Dispersals in Mediterranean and Temperate Europe

Aurélie Salavert.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Agriculture and Farming; Environmental Economics. 16742 words.

Along with ceramics production, sedentism, and herding, agriculture is a major component of the Neolithic as it is defined in Europe. Therefore, the agricultural system of the first...

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Morris, Sir Cedric Lockwood, ninth baronet (1889–1982), painter and plantsman

Richard Morphet.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 845 words.

Morris, Sir Cedric Lockwood, ninth baronet (1889–1982), painter and plantsman, was born in Sketty, Swansea, on 11 December 1889, the only son and eldest of the three children of George...

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Montgomery, Isaiah Thornton

David Mark Silver.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Agriculture and Farming. 1178 words.

Montgomery, Isaiah Thornton (21 May 1847–06 March 1924), African-American planter and founder of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, was born on the “Hurricane” plantation of Joseph Davis at Davis...

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