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Baggerley, Humphrey (fl. 1648–1654), army officer and supposed biographer, was among the troops who on 9 October 1648 surrendered at Appleby, Westmorland, to superior parliamentarian forces under Colonel Assheton. The royalist soldiers were granted very generous terms and, having been allowed his freedom, ...

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Knowles, John (1781–1841), naval surveyor and biographer, was born on 24 March 1781 at 14 Union Street, Deptford, London, the eldest of the three sons of John Knowles (d. 1814), shipwright, and his wife, Mary Posgate, and was baptized on 19 April 1781 at ...