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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...

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...

Percyvale [née Bonaventure], Thomasine (d. 1512), trader and school founder

Matthew Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 951 words.

Percyvale [née Bonaventure], Thomasine (d. 1512), trader and school founder, was born in Week St Mary, near Bude in Cornwall, daughter of John and Joan Bonaventure. She became the subject...

Oliver, Percy Lane (1878–1944), founder of the first voluntary blood donor service

J. M. Stanton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Labour and Demographic Economics; Medicine and Health. 1129 words.

Oliver, Percy Lane (1878–1944), founder of the first voluntary blood donor service, was born on 11 April 1878 at the home of his maternal grandparents in Fish Street, St Ives, Cornwall, the...

Wright, Christian Edington Guthrie (1844–1907), founder of the Edinburgh School of Cookery

Tom Begg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1009 words.

Wright, Christian Edington Guthrie (1844–1907), founder of the Edinburgh School of Cookery, was born on 19 April 1844 in Glasgow, the only child of Harry Guthrie Wright, manager of the...

Hopkins, Charles Plomer (1861–1922), founder of missions to seamen and trade unionist

R. W. H. Miller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Religion and Education. 898 words.

Hopkins, Charles Plomer (1861–1922), founder of missions to seamen and trade unionist, was born on 7 March 1861 in Brewster, Massachusetts, USA, the son of an American master mariner...

Solly, Henry (1813–1903), social reformer and founder of working men's clubs

Alan Ruston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1627 words.

Solly, Henry (1813–1903), social reformer and founder of working men's clubs, was born on 17 November 1813 in the City of London, the youngest of the ten children of Isaac Solly...

Hume, Rosemary Ethel (1907–1984), founder of a cookery school and writer on cookery

Paul Levy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1037 words.

Hume, Rosemary Ethel (1907–1984), founder of a cookery school and writer on cookery, was born on 2 April 1907 at Underriver House, Underriver, near Sevenoaks, Kent, the daughter of Colonel...

Hotham, Sir Richard (1722–1799), merchant and founder of the resort of Bognor

R. Iden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 726 words.

Hotham, Sir Richard (1722–1799), merchant and founder of the resort of Bognor, was born in York on 5 October 1722, the youngest of five children (of whom only he and his sister survived...

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...

Beckett [née Bousfield; other married name Thomas], Frances Sarah [Fanny] (bap. 1821, d. 1902), philanthropist and a founder of Scottish Home Industries

Christine Lodge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 666 words.

Beckett [née Bousfield; other married name Thomas], Frances Sarah [Fanny] (bap. 1821, d. 1902), philanthropist and a founder of Scottish Home Industries, was baptized on 27 June 1821, at...

Gresham, Sir Thomas (c. 1518–1579), mercer, merchant adventurer, and founder of the Royal Exchange and Gresham College

Ian Blanchard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 7594 words.

Gresham, Sir Thomas (c. 1518–1579), mercer, merchant adventurer, and founder of the Royal Exchange and Gresham College, the second of the two sons and two daughters of Sir Richard Gresham...

Thorne, Nicholas (1496–1546), merchant and a founder of Bristol's grammar school

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 5 words.

See Thorne, Robert, the elder

Yeatman, James Erwin

Bernard A. Cook.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking. 1199 words.

Yeatman, James Erwin (27 August 1818–07 July 1901), banker and philanthropist, was born in Bedford County, Tennessee, the son of Thomas Yeatman, a well-to-do banker and foundry owner, and...

Rosenwald, Julius

Milton Goldin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking. 1145 words.

Rosenwald, Julius (12 August 1862–06 January 1932), executive and philanthropist, was born in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Samuel Rosenwald, a clothing merchant, and Augusta...

Post, Marjorie Merriweather

Sally Clarke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1256 words.

Post, Marjorie Merriweather (15 March 1887–12 September 1973), business owner, entertainer, and philanthropist, was born in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Charles William Post,...

Hobson, John Atkinson (1858–1940), social theorist and economist

Michael Freeden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Economics. 4905 words.

Hobson, John Atkinson (1858–1940), social theorist and economist, was born on 6 July 1858 at Iron Gate, Derby, the second son of William Hobson (1825–1897), founder, editor, and part...

Palmer, George William (1851–1913), biscuit manufacturer and benefactor

T. A. B. Corley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 867 words.

Palmer, George William (1851–1913), biscuit manufacturer and benefactor, was born in Reading on 23 May 1851, the eldest of the six sons and four daughters of George Palmer (1818–1897),...

Coats, Thomas (1809–1883), thread manufacturer and benefactor

John Butt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 675 words.

Coats, Thomas (1809–1883), thread manufacturer and benefactor, was born at Ferguslie, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 18 October 1809, the fourth of at least six sons of James Coats (1774–1857),...

Pynchon, William

William Pencak.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1250 words.

Pynchon, William (26 December 1590–29 October 1662), fur trader, magistrate, and founder of Springfield, Massachusetts, was born at Springfield, in Essex, England, the son of John Pynchon...