Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 186 items for:

founder x Economic History x clear all

Refine by subject

 

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

founder

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...

See overview in Oxford Index

Schalch, Andrew (1692–1776), gun-founder

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 648 words.

Schalch, Andrew (1692–1776), gun-founder, was born in Schaffhausen in Switzerland and was trained in Douai arsenal, but little else is known about his early life. He married and had at...

Hogge, Ralph (d. 1585), gun-founder

Edmund Teesdale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 982 words.

Hogge, Ralph (d. 1585), gun-founder, was a leading figure in the expansion of the iron industry in the Sussex Weald. Nothing is known of his parentage or place of birth, though he was...

Hazeldine, William (1763–1840), iron-founder

Stephen Hughes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 821 words.

Hazeldine, William (1763–1840), iron-founder, was born at Waters Upton, Shropshire. His parents moved while he was very young to Sowbatch, near a forge at Moreton Corbet, about 7 miles from...

Browne, John (c. 1590–1651), gun-founder

Michael Zell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 618 words.

Browne, John (c. 1590–1651), gun-founder, was born in Chiddingstone, Kent, the son of Thomas Browne, founder of iron ordnance to Elizabeth I and James I. He joined his father's thriving...

Baude [Bawd, Bawood], Peter (d. 1546), gun-founder

Edmund Teesdale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 641 words.

Baude [Bawd, Bawood], Peter (d. 1546), gun-founder, is thought to have been born in France, but nothing is known of his origins or family circumstances. It is said he came to Britain as...

Wilkinson, Isaac (bap. 1695, d. 1784), iron-founder

J. R. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1173 words.

Wilkinson, Isaac (bap. 1695, d. 1784), iron-founder, was baptized on 6 May 1695 at Washington, co. Durham, the son of John Wilkinson and his wife, Margaret Thompson. He was the fifth child,...

Verbruggen, Jan (bap. 1712, d. 1781), gun-founder

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 898 words.

Verbruggen, Jan (bap. 1712, d. 1781), gun-founder, was baptized on 4 March 1712 in Enkhuizen in the Netherlands, but little is known about his origins or early years. He was taught by the...

Harrison family (per. 1715–c. 1790), gun-founders

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1223 words.

Harrison family (per. 1715–c. 1790), gun-founders, came to prominence with William Harrison (d. 1745). He and his sons, Andrews and John, were the main suppliers of guns and shot in Britain...

Ibach, Josias (fl. 1679–1696), brass founder

Philip Lewin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 413 words.

Ibach, Josias (fl. 1679–1696), brass founder, is thought to be the son of Constantin Ibach, the organist at St Pankratius at Stade, on the River Elbe. (Stade was then the capital of the...

Tylor, Alfred (1824–1884), geologist and brass-founder

W. H. George.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Geology and the Lithosphere. 746 words.

Tylor, Alfred (1824–1884), geologist and brass-founder, was born on 26 January 1824 at Bunhill Row, St Lukes, Middlesex, the second of the six children of Joseph Tylor (1793–1852),...

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...

Handyside, Andrew (1805–1887), iron founder and engineer

Robert Thorne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 685 words.

Handyside, Andrew (1805–1887), iron founder and engineer, was born on 25 July 1805 in Edinburgh, the son of Hugh Handyside, ironmonger, and Margaret Baird. As a young man he followed the...

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...

Galloway, John (1804–1894), iron-founder and engineer

Ronald M. Birse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1093 words.

Galloway, John (1804–1894), iron-founder and engineer, was born on 14 February 1804 at his father's house, 37 Lombard Street, Manchester, the second son of William Galloway (1768–1836) and...

Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder

George Stronach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Graphic Design and Typography; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Publishing. 798 words.

Wilson, Alexander (1714–1786), astronomer and type founder, son of Patrick Wilson, town clerk of St Andrews, and Clara Fairfoul, his wife, was born at St Andrews, Fife. His father died when...

Walker, Humphrey (d. in or before 1516), gun-founder

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 526 words.

Walker, Humphrey (d. in or before 1516), gun-founder, about whose early life nothing is known, first appears in documentary sources with his payment of quarterage in 1497/8 as a freeman of...

Marks, Michael (1859–1907), retailer and chain store founder

Gareth Shaw.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 832 words.

Marks, Michael (1859–1907), retailer and chain store founder, was born in Slonim, Russia, in June 1859, the youngest child of Mordecai Marks, a tailor, and his wife, Rebecca. His mother...

Reckitt, Eva Collet (1890–1976), founder of Collet's bookshop

Matthew Worley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1016 words.

Reckitt, Eva Collet (1890–1976), founder of Collet's bookshop, was born at Westwood, Beverley, Yorkshire, on 28 June 1890, the daughter of Arthur Benington Reckitt (1862/3–1927), secretary...

Western, Thomas (bap. 1624, d. 1707), ironmonger and gun-founder

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 780 words.

Western, Thomas (bap. 1624, d. 1707), ironmonger and gun-founder, was baptized on 10 October 1624 at St Olave, Hart Street, in the City of London, the son of William Western (bap. 1576, d....

Pontin, Sir Frederick William (1906–2000), founder of holiday camps

Douglas A. Reid.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 981 words.

Pontin, Sir Frederick William (1906–2000), founder of holiday camps, was born at 127 Edward Road, Walthamstow, Essex, on 24 October 1906, the eldest of the six children in the family of...