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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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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...

Barlow, Joel

Carla J. Mulford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Diplomatic History; International Relations; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 2713 words.

Barlow, Joel (24 March 1754–26 December 1812), businessman, diplomat, and poet, was born in Redding, Connecticut, the son of Samuel Barlow and Esther Hull, fairly well-to-do farmers. Barlow...

Hull, John

Gerald W. R. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Metalwork. 1085 words.

Hull, John (18 December 1624–30 September 1683), goldsmith, mintmaster, and merchant, was born in Market Hareborough, Leicestershire, England, the son of Robert Hull, a blacksmith, and...

Hammond, William (1727–1793), master mariner and merchant

Arthur G. Credland.

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; World History; Travel and Holiday. 368 words.

Hammond, William (1727–1793), master mariner and merchant, of Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire, was the son of Anthony Hammond (1696–1759) and his wife, Mary Hayes. He was accepted as a...