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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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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...

Moody, Harold Arundel (1882–1947), physician and founder of the League of Coloured Peoples

David Killingray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 887 words.

Moody, Harold Arundel (1882–1947), physician and founder of the League of Coloured Peoples, was born on 8 October 1882 at 8 Rum Lane, in Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest of six children of...

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Religion and Education; Ethical Issues and Debates. 748 words.

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of James Fox (d. 1738/9),...

Harrison (née Warren), (Valerie) Margaret (1938–2015), family welfare campaigner and charity founder

Terry Philpot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Society and Culture. 1113 words.

Harrison (née Warren), (Valerie) Margaret (1938–2015), family welfare campaigner and charity founder, was born on 1 April 1938 in Stuttgart, Germany, the older of two daughters of...

Smith, Sir William Alexander (1854–1914), founder of the Boys' Brigade and businessman

John Springhall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 684 words.

Smith, Sir William Alexander (1854–1914), founder of the Boys' Brigade and businessman, was born on 27 October 1854 at Pennyland House, near Thurso, Caithness, the eldest in the family of...

Barnardo, Thomas John (1845–1905), philanthropist and founder of Dr Barnardo's Homes

Gillian Wagner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates. 3387 words.

Barnardo, Thomas John (1845–1905), philanthropist and founder of Dr Barnardo's Homes, was born on 4 July 1845 at 4 Dame Street, Dublin, the fourth of five children of John Michaelis...

Wallis [née McCall], Janet Sophia (1858–1928), philanthropist and founder of the Mission of Hope

L. E. Lauer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates. 749 words.

Wallis [née McCall], Janet Sophia (1858–1928), philanthropist and founder of the Mission of Hope, was born in Wood Street, Walthamstow, on 13 June 1858, the only daughter of John McCall, a...

Dickin, Maria Elisabeth (1870–1951), founder of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)

Brian Harrison.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 1307 words.

Dickin, Maria Elisabeth (1870–1951), founder of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), known by her friends as Mia, was born at 1 Farrington Terrace, South Hackney, Middlesex, on...

Groom, John Alfred (1845–1919), founder of the John Grooms charity for disabled children

Mark Pottle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1209 words.

Groom, John Alfred (1845–1919), founder of the John Grooms charity for disabled children, was born at 6 North Street, Clerkenwell, London, on 15 August 1845, the third son of George Paul...

Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Hazel Walford Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Education; Ethnic Politics. 1448 words.

Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, was born on 25 July 1895 at Tremaran, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, the second of the three children (the...

Bowen, Arthur Charles Mainwaring (1922–1980), founder of the British Rheumatic Association

Richard Gutch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 998 words.

Bowen, Arthur Charles Mainwaring (1922–1980), founder of the British Rheumatic Association, was born on 24 March 1922 at Pentre-bach, Pontyberem, near Carmarthen, the son of Arthur...

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...

Henriques, Sir Basil Lucas Quixano (1890–1961), founder of youth clubs and magistrate

Sarah McCabe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1895 words.

Henriques, Sir Basil Lucas Quixano (1890–1961), founder of youth clubs and magistrate, was born in London on 17 October 1890, the youngest of the five children of David Quixano Henriques,...

Lamplugh [née Howell], Diana Elizabeth (1936–2011), fitness specialist, personal safety campaigner, and charity founder

Sarah J. Simpson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Ethical Issues and Debates; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1352 words.

Lamplugh [née Howell], Diana Elizabeth (1936–2011), fitness specialist, personal safety campaigner, and charity founder, was born on 30 July 1936 at the Royal Nursing Home in Parabola Road,...

Lovelock [née Northover Smith], Irene May (1896–1974), founder of the British Housewives' League

Elizabeth A. McCarty.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 977 words.

Lovelock [née Northover Smith], Irene May (1896–1974), founder of the British Housewives' League, was born on 26 May 1896 at Wood Green, London, the elder daughter of William Northover...

Massingberd, Emily Caroline Langton (1847–1897), women's club founder and temperance campaigner

Mark Clement.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 726 words.

Massingberd, Emily Caroline Langton (1847–1897), women's club founder and temperance campaigner, was born at 43 Durnford Street, East Stonehouse, Devon, on 19 December 1847, the first of...

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...

Williamson [née Bateson], Emily (1855–1936), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds

Molly Baer Kramer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Science and Mathematics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 856 words.

Williamson [née Bateson], Emily (1855–1936), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds, was born at Highfield, Lancaster, on 17 April 1855 the daughter of Frederick...

Phillips [née Barron], Eliza [known as Mrs Edward Phillips] (1822/3–1916), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds (SPB)

Jonathan Burt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Science and Mathematics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 841 words.

Phillips [née Barron], Eliza [known as Mrs Edward Phillips] (1822/3–1916), a founder of the (Royal) Society for the Protection of Birds (SPB), was the daughter of George Barron...

Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941), army officer and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides

Allen Warren.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 5426 words.

Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941), army officer and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, was born at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington, London,...