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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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Stow, David (1793–1864), school founder and educationist

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 2552 words.

Stow, David (1793–1864), school founder and educationist, was born in Paisley on 17 May 1793, the son of William Stow and his wife, Agnes Smith. William Stow was a prosperous Paisley...

Ware, Lancelot Lionel (1915–2000), founder of Mensa

Jason Tomes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education. 855 words.

Ware, Lancelot Lionel (1915–2000), founder of Mensa, was born on 5 June 1915 at 44 Vectis Road, Mitcham, Surrey, the only son and elder child of Frederick Richard Ware (d. 1940), merchant's...

Lyon, John (1514?–1592), founder of Harrow School

Caroline M. K. Bowden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 740 words.

Lyon, John (1514?–1592), founder of Harrow School, was the son of John Lyon (d. 1534) and his wife, Joan; the family owned land in Preston near Harrow. A man of substance, by 1562 John Lyon...

Cranston, Robert (1815–1892), founder of temperance hotels

Perilla Kinchin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 992 words.

Cranston, Robert (1815–1892), founder of temperance hotels, was born on 9 August 1815, at East Calder, near Edinburgh, the son of James Cranston, mason and innkeeper, and his wife, Janet...

Elsyng, William (d. 1349), mercer and hospital founder

Ann Bowtell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1362 words.

Elsyng, William (d. 1349), mercer and hospital founder, probably came from the village of Elsing in Norfolk. His parents are known only by their first names, John and Emma. His brother...

Cruft, Charles Alfred (1852–1938), founder of Crufts Dog Show

John Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 1316 words.

Cruft, Charles Alfred (1852–1938), founder of Crufts Dog Show, was born on 28 June 1852, the son of Charles Cruft, jeweller and goldsmith of Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury,...

Blackham, John (1834–1923), founder of the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon movement

Jennifer Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1194 words.

Blackham, John (1834–1923), founder of the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon movement, was born at Dudley, in the area later known as the Black Country, on 7 September 1834, and was one of three...

Howson, George (1886–1936), founder of the British Legion Poppy Factory

Philip Waller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1469 words.

Howson, George (1886–1936), founder of the British Legion Poppy Factory, was born on 7 September 1886 at the rectory in Overton, Flintshire, the youngest in the family of four sons (the...

Lord, Thomas (1755–1832), founder of Lord's cricket ground and businessman

Stephen Green.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 654 words.

Lord, Thomas (1755–1832), founder of Lord's cricket ground and businessman, was born on 23 November 1755 at Thirsk, Yorkshire, the son of William Lord, a labourer from a Roman Catholic...

Dove, Dame (Jane) Frances (1847–1942), founder of Wycombe Abbey School

Kate Perry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1540 words.

Dove, Dame (Jane) Frances (1847–1942), founder of Wycombe Abbey School, was born at Bordeaux, France, on 27 June 1847, the eldest of the ten children of the Revd John Thomas Dove...

Lawrence, Penelope (1856–1932), a founder of Roedean School, Brighton

Gillian Avery.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1737 words.

Lawrence, Penelope (1856–1932), a founder of Roedean School, Brighton, with her half-sisters Dorothy Lawrence (1860–1933) and Millicent Lawrence (1863–1925), was the only child of Philip...

Holden, Thomas (d. 1441), founder of St Mary's College, Oxford

R. B. Dobson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 811 words.

Holden, Thomas (d. 1441), founder of St Mary's College, Oxford, was the son of John Holden, and grandson of Robert Holden, of the village of that name near Whalley, Lancashire. Having...

Pope, Sir Thomas (c. 1507–1559), founder of Trinity College, Oxford

Clare Hopkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1738 words.

Pope, Sir Thomas (c. 1507–1559), founder of Trinity College, Oxford, was the elder son of William Pope, a yeoman of Deddington, Oxfordshire, and of his second wife, Margaret, daughter of...

Cole, Cecil Jackson- (1901–1979), businessman and charity founder

B. W. Walker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Business and Management. 948 words.

Cole, Cecil Jackson- (1901–1979), businessman and charity founder, was born on 1 November 1901 at 27 Knox Road, Forest Gate, London, the elder child and only son (there was another son from...

Lupton, Roger (1456–1540), college head and founder of Sedbergh School

Stephen Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1491 words.

Lupton, Roger (1456–1540), college head and founder of Sedbergh School, was born in July 1456 in the parish of Sedbergh, Yorkshire, possibly the son of Thomas Lupton. He was at King's...

Neill, Alexander Sutherland (1883–1973), founder of Summerhill School

H. G. Judge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1796 words.

Neill, Alexander Sutherland (1883–1973), founder of Summerhill School, was born in Forfar in Scotland on 17 October 1883, the fourth son and fourth of the thirteen children (one of them...

Mansbridge, Albert (1876–1952), founder of the Workers' Educational Association

Bernard Jennings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 3382 words.

Mansbridge, Albert (1876–1952), founder of the Workers' Educational Association, was born in Albert Cottages, India House Lane, Gloucester, on 10 January 1876, the youngest of the four sons...

Price, Hugh (c. 1495–1574), founder of Jesus College, Oxford

David Walker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 437 words.

Price, Hugh (c. 1495–1574), founder of Jesus College, Oxford, was the son of a Brecon butcher, Rhys ap Rhys. He may have been educated in Brecon, or perhaps at Osney Abbey, and later...

Albery, Nicholas Bronson (1948–2001), social activist and charity founder

Michael Norton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Politics. 1499 words.

Albery, Nicholas Bronson (1948–2001), social activist and charity founder, was born on 28 July 1948 at Bricket House, Bricket Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, the second of three children of...

Tuke, William (1732–1822), philanthropist and founder of the York Retreat

Anne Digby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicine and Health. 1508 words.

Tuke, William (1732–1822), philanthropist and founder of the York Retreat, was born in York on 24 March 1732, the son of Samuel Tuke (1703–1748), stuff weaver and hosier, and his wife, Ann (null...