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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Johnson, Amy

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 257 words.

CBE 1930; BA, ARAeSI; FRGS; FSE

Born e d of John William Johnson and Amy Johnson, Hull; m 1932, J. A. Mollison (from whom she obtained a...

Standidge, Sir Samuel (1725–1801), shipowner

Arthur G. Credland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 804 words.

Standidge, Sir Samuel (1725–1801), shipowner, was born in relatively comfortable circumstances in Bridlington Quay of old Hull mercantile stock. Little is known of his family life beyond...

Johnson [married name Mollison], Amy (1903–1941), aviator

Robin Higham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1588 words.

Johnson [married name Mollison], Amy (1903–1941), aviator, was born on 1 July 1903 at 154 St George's Road, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, the eldest of three daughters of John William...

Humber, Thomas (1841–1910), bicycle manufacturer

Paul Freund.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1251 words.

Humber, Thomas (1841–1910), bicycle manufacturer, was born in Andrew Street, Brightside, Sheffield, on 16 October 1841, the son of Samuel Humber, a tailor, and his wife, Lucy, née Turton....

Hartley, Arthur Clifford (1889–1960), oil engineer

A. C. Vivian.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 846 words.

Hartley, Arthur Clifford (1889–1960), oil engineer, was born at Springbank, Hull, on 7 January 1889, the elder son of George Thomas Hartley, surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth Briggs. From...

Applegarth, Robert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 247 words.

MIEE

Born Kingston-on-Hull, 26 Jan. 1834; s of a mariner, who afterwards went as quartermaster on the ‘Terror’ to the North Polar regions; died 13 July 1924...

Maplethorpe, Cyril Wheatley (1898–1983), pharmaceutical manufacturer

Geoffrey Tweedale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1038 words.

Maplethorpe, Cyril Wheatley (1898–1983), pharmaceutical manufacturer, was born on 20 April 1898 at 68 Balfour Street, Drypool, Kingston upon Hull, the son of Jack Maplethorpe, a police...

Cammell, Charles (1810–1879), steelmaker

Geoffrey Tweedale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 804 words.

Cammell, Charles (1810–1879), steelmaker, was born on 8 January 1810 in Sculcoates, Hull, the fourth son of George Cammell, a shipmaster with Scottish connections, and his wife, Hannah (d....

Richardson, John (1743–1815), brewer

Raymond G. Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 427 words.

Richardson, John (1743–1815), brewer, was born at Folksworth, near Stilton in Cambridgeshire. Sometime resident in London and Liverpool, by his own account he travelled throughout Britain...

Carron, William John, Baron Carron (1902–1969), trade unionist

Nina Fishman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1225 words.

Carron, William John, Baron Carron (1902–1969), trade unionist, was born on 19 November 1902 at 63 Williamson Street, Hull, the younger of two sons of John Carron and his wife, Frances Ann...

Hodgson, Sir Mark (1880–1967), trade unionist

Alastair J. Reid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 532 words.

Hodgson, Sir Mark (1880–1967), trade unionist, was born on 19 November 1880 in Newington, Hull, the son of Joshua Hodgson, a boilersmith, and his wife, Lydia. His mother died when he was...

Applegarth, Robert (1834–1924), trade unionist

John Saville.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 904 words.

Applegarth, Robert (1834–1924), trade unionist, was born in Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire on 26 January 1834, the son of Robert Applegarth, who was engaged in the...

McCormick, Cyrus Hall

Gary Scott Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology. 1996 words.

McCormick, Cyrus Hall (15 February 1809–13 May 1884), inventor and businessman, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the son of Robert McCormick, an inventor and farmer, and Mary Ann...

White, (Vincent) Gordon Lindsay [Gordy], Baron White of Hull (1923–1995), industrialist and financier

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2132 words.

White, (Vincent) Gordon Lindsay [Gordy], Baron White of Hull (1923–1995), industrialist and financier, was born on 11 May 1923 at 124 College Grove, Drypool, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire,...

Dearing, Ronald Ernest [Ron], Baron Dearing (1930–2009), civil servant, industrialist, and public servant

Gerald Kaufman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1795 words.

Dearing, Ronald Ernest [Ron], Baron Dearing (1930–2009), civil servant, industrialist, and public servant, was born on 27 July 1930 at 19 Albert Avenue, Hull, the elder son of Ernest Henry...

Fullam, George Townley (1841–1879), mariner and diarist

Emma Butcher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1142 words.

Fullam, George Townley (1841–1879), mariner and diarist, was born at 37 English Street, Kingston upon Hull, on 21 March 1841, the son of George Townley Fullam (1816–1883), schoolmaster, and...

Knight, John (d. 1606?), mariner

Margaret Makepeace.

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. 662 words.

Knight, John (d. 1606?), mariner, was described by Captain James Hall of Hull as 'my Countrie-man'; beyond this, his origins remain obscure. In 1605 he sailed on a voyage of exploration to...

Maister family (per. 1597–1812), merchants, politicians, and landowners

David Neave.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; History; History of Agriculture. 2972 words.

Maister family (per. 1597–1812), merchants, politicians, and landowners, ran for some 200 years a leading mercantile house in Hull, east Yorkshire. Family members traded chiefly with the...

Ellerman, Sir John Reeves, first baronet (1862–1933), shipowner and financier

W. D. Rubinstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 3003 words.

Ellerman, Sir John Reeves, first baronet (1862–1933), shipowner and financier, was born at 100 Anlaby Road, Kingston upon Hull, on 15 May 1862, the only son (there were also two daughters)...

Thornton, Samuel (1754–1838), merchant and bank governor

Michael Reed.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking. 975 words.

Thornton, Samuel (1754–1838), merchant and bank governor, was born on 6 November 1754, the eldest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of John Thornton (1720–1790), a merchant,...