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Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 6 October 1781, the son of Caleb Angas, a successful coach manufacturer, merchant, and shipowner. Angas was descended from a branch of the Scottish clan Angus, which had long since settled in ...

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Barinthus [St Barinthus, Barnitus, Barvitus] (supp. fl. 6th cent.), legendary navigator, occurs in the Navigatio sancti Brendani and the various Latin and vernacular lives of St Brendan of Clonfert (d. 573) [see under Connacht, saints of], where it is stated that his account of a journey, undertaken with a disciple called ...

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Basire, Isaac, de Preaumont (bap. 1608, d. 1676), Church of England clergyman and traveller, the son of Jean Basire, advocate and minor noble, and his wife, Judith le Macherier (d. 1626), was baptized at the Huguenot church in Rouen, France, in 1608. Little is known of his early years, but he was a student at the ...

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Daniel Augustus Beaufort (1739–1821) by unknown artist, c. 1800–05 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beaufort, Daniel Augustus (1739–1821), Church of Ireland clergyman and cartographer, was the eldest son of the Revd Daniel Cornelius de Beaufort (1700–1788) and his wife, Esther Gougeon. The elder Beaufort was born at Wesel in Westphalia, the seventh child of Count Francis de Beaufort...

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Bernard [Bernard Sapiens] (fl. c. 865–870), cleric and traveller, was the subject of misidentifications in the early seventeenth century, being described as English by John Pits and as Scottish by Thomas Dempster; the latter asserts that Bernard had been abbot of Holywood in ...

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Brome, James (1651/2–1719), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was born in Cambridge, the son of William Brome. He was educated at Newark School until 1663, then at King Edward VI Free Grammar School, Bury St Edmunds, being admitted sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge...

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Burnaby, Andrew (1732–1812), Church of England clergyman and traveller, was born at Asfordby, Leicestershire, on 16 August 1732, the eldest son of Andrew Burnaby (1702–1776) of Brampton Manor, Huntingdonshire, and his wife, Hannah (d. 1757), daughter of George Beaumont of Darton, Yorkshire...

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Busino, Horatio [Orazio] (fl. 1617–1621), Roman Catholic priest and visitor to England, was the rector of Piazzola, a small town north-west of Padua, the location of a grand palace belonging to the Contarini family. In 1617 Pietro Contarini was appointed Venetian ambassador to the court of ...

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Campbell, Thomas (1733–1795), Church of Ireland clergyman and traveller, was born on 4 May 1733 at Glack, co. Tyrone, the eldest son of Moses Campbell, curate to the archdeacon of Armagh and afterwards rector of the parish of Killeshill, and Elizabeth Johnston of ...

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Carney [married name McBride], (Maria) Winifred, [Winnie] (1887–1943), trade unionist, suffrage activist, and Irish republican, was born at Bangor, co. Down, on 4 December 1887, the youngest of six children of Alfred Ernest Carney (1848–1929), a commercial traveller who was a Protestant, and his wife, ...

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Winnie Carney (1887–1943), by unknown artist, c. 1912

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Chalkley, Thomas (1675–1741), Quaker minister and master mariner, was born on 3 May 1675 in Southwark, London, the son of George Chalkley (c.1642–1725), a Quaker tradesman, and his wife, Rebecca, née Harding (c.1643–1694). The main source for a biography of ...

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Chalmers, James (1841–1901), missionary and explorer, was born at Ardrishaig, Argyll, on 4 August 1841, the son of John Chalmers (1802–1869), a stonemason from Peterhead. His mother, Mary, née Glen (1808–1876), came from Luss on Loch Lomond. Brought up in Ardrishaig, Lochgilphead, and ...

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James Chalmers (1841–1901) by unknown photographer ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cobbold [née Murray], Lady Evelyn (1867–1963), traveller and convert to Islam, was born on 17 July 1867 at 13 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, the eldest of the six children (five daughters and one son) of Charles Adolphus Murray, seventh earl of Dunmore...

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Cottrell [née Bryan], Mary Ellen (1868–1969), co-operator and labour activist, was born in Houghton Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, on 11 August 1868, the daughter of Richard Bryan, a seedsman, and his wife, Maria, née Tester. She became a pupil teacher and by ...

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Darby [née Barnard], Deborah (1754–1810), Quaker minister and traveller, was born on 25 August 1754 at Upperthorpe, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, one of fifteen children born to John Barnard (1723–1789), tanner of Upperthorpe, and Hannah Wilson (d. 1793), of Kendall. Four of their sons and two daughters survived infancy. Little is known about her childhood but she evidently received a sound education and developed a deep spiritual awareness in the Quaker circles in which her family moved....

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Denton, Richard (1586–1662), Church of England clergyman and colonist, was born in Yorkshire. Nothing is known of his parents or of his life before he graduated BA from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1623. Before 1626 he married Helen Windlbank, about whom nothing is known, and by 1631 was installed as curate of ...