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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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Varah, (Edward) Chad (1911–2007), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Samaritans

Peter Palumbo.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1741 words.

Varah, (Edward) Chad (1911–2007), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Samaritans, was born on 12 November 1911 at the vicarage, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, the eldest son...

Bingham [Byngham], William (d. 1451), ecclesiastic and founder of Christ's College, Cambridge

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; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 602 words.

Bingham [Byngham], William (d. 1451), ecclesiastic and founder of Christ's College, Cambridge, may have been the William Byngham who was presented to the vicarages of Hutton, near Beverley,...

Crombie, James (1730–1790), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister and founder of the Belfast Academy

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1014 words.

Crombie, James (1730–1790), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister and founder of the Belfast Academy, was born on 4 December 1730 at Perth, the eldest son of James Crambie, mason, and his...

Smith [Smyth], William (d. 1514), bishop of Lincoln and a founder of Brasenose College, Oxford

Margaret Bowker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 3327 words.

Smith [Smyth], William (d. 1514), bishop of Lincoln and a founder of Brasenose College, Oxford, was the fourth son of Robert Smyth of Peckhouse in Widnes, Prescot, Lancashire. He received...

Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 707 words.

Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian, was born in Carnforth, Lancashire. Little is known of his early life, although his parents were...

Johnson, Robert (1540/41–1625), Church of England clergyman and school founder

C. S. Knighton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1786 words.

Johnson, Robert (1540/41–1625), Church of England clergyman and school founder, was second and youngest son of Maurice Johnson, dyer, of Stamford and Jane, daughter of Henry Lacy. Johnson...

Gonville [Gonvile], Edmund (d. 1351), ecclesiastic and founder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

C. N. L. Brooke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 1027 words.

Gonville [Gonvile], Edmund (d. 1351), ecclesiastic and founder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, came from a rising gentry family of French extraction, in the late thirteenth...

Wilson, William Carus (1791–1859), Church of England clergyman and founder of charity schools

Juliet Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 896 words.

Wilson, William Carus (1791–1859), Church of England clergyman and founder of charity schools, was born on 7 July 1791 at Heversham, Westmorland, the eldest of the eight surviving children...

Rahere [Rayer] (d. 1143x5), founder of St Bartholomew's Hospital and priory, London

Judith Etherton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Medicine and Health; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 840 words.

Rahere [Rayer] (d. 1143x5), founder of St Bartholomew's Hospital and priory, London, was of unknown origins. The one authoritative source for his life, Liber fundacionis ecclesiae Sancti...

Knightbridge, John (1619/20–1677), founder of the Knightbridge professorship in moral theology at Cambridge

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 487 words.

Knightbridge, John (1619/20–1677), founder of the Knightbridge professorship in moral theology at Cambridge, was the fourth son of John Knightbridge (d. 1640), attorney of Chelmsford,...

Jones, Samuel (1628–1697), nonconformist minister and founder of a nonconformist academy

D. R. L. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 844 words.

Jones, Samuel (1628–1697), nonconformist minister and founder of a nonconformist academy, was born near Chirk Castle, Denbighshire, the son of John Roberts of Corwen, Merioneth. According...

Colet, John (1467–1519), dean of St Paul's and founder of St Paul's School

J. B. Trapp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 8909 words.

Colet, John (1467–1519), dean of St Paul's and founder of St Paul's School, was born in January 1467, as attested by a contemporary document; Erasmus, always vague as to chronology,...

Waynflete [Wainfleet, Patten], William (c. 1400–1486), bishop of Winchester and founder of Magdalen College, Oxford

Virginia Davis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics. 3525 words.

Waynflete [Wainfleet, Patten], William (c. 1400–1486), bishop of Winchester and founder of Magdalen College, Oxford, was the elder son of Richard Patten (also known as Barbour) of...

Wardlaw, Henry (c. 1365–1440), bishop of St Andrews and founder of its university

C. A. McGladdery.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1153 words.

Wardlaw, Henry (c. 1365–1440), bishop of St Andrews and founder of its university, was the nephew of the influential Cardinal Walter Wardlaw; he came of a branch of the Wardlaw family...

Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich

Roy Martin Haines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 2167 words.

Bateman [Norwich], William (c. 1298–1355), diplomat, founder of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and bishop of Norwich, was probably born in Norwich (from which he was sometimes named), the third...

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen

Leslie J. Macfarlane.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration; UK Politics. 2082 words.

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen, was probably born in Glasgow. His father, also named William, was a younger...

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford

G. H. Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2057 words.

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford, was the son of William Cook (le Kuk, le Keu) of Basingstoke, Hampshire, and in...

Stephenson, Thomas Bowman (1839–1912), Wesleyan Methodist minister and founder of the National Children's Home and Orphanage, London

John Munsey Turner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 858 words.

Stephenson, Thomas Bowman (1839–1912), Wesleyan Methodist minister and founder of the National Children's Home and Orphanage, London, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 22 December 1839,...

Clayton, Philip Thomas Byard [Tubby] (1885–1972), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Toc H movement

C. S. Nicholls.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1089 words.

Clayton, Philip Thomas Byard [Tubby] (1885–1972), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Toc H movement, was born on 12 December 1885 at Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, the...

Blair, James (1655/6–1743), Church of England clergyman and founder of the College of William and Mary

James B. Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 2157 words.

Blair, James (1655/6–1743), Church of England clergyman and founder of the College of William and Mary, was the son of Peter Blair (d. 1673), Church of Scotland minister of St Cuthbert's...