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Bradford, William (1590–1657), a founder of Plymouth Colony, was born in Austerfield, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 19 March 1590, the third child and only son of William Bradford (c.1560–1591) and Alice Hanson (1562–1597), both from Austerfield yeoman families.

In early childhood he suffered the loss by death first of his father (July 1591), then of his paternal grandfather (1596), with whom he was living following his mother's remarriage, and finally his mother (1597). At the age of seven he was taken in by two uncles, ...

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Frederick Russell Burnham (1861–1947) by Elliott & Fry, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burnham, Frederick Russell (1861–1947), scout and prospector, was born on 11 May 1861 in Tivoli, Minnesota, the elder son of Edwin Otway Burnham (d. 1873), Congregational minister and missionary, and his wife, Rebecca, née Russell, both of English descent. The family moved to ...

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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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Conant, Roger (bap. 1592, d. 1679), settler in America, was baptized on 9 April 1592 at East Budleigh, Devon, youngest of eight children of Richard Conant and Agnes Clarke. (Claims that the Conant family was of Huguenot origin have not been documented.) He apparently followed his older brother ...

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Duston [née Emerson], Hannah (1657–1736?), captive of American Indians, was born in December 1657 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, one of fifteen children born to Michael Emerson, an English shoemaker and immigrant to the Massachusetts Bay colony, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of an original settler of ...

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Godkin, James (1806–1879), writer on Ireland, was born at Gorey, co. Wexford, into a family of moderately prosperous farmers. In his early twenties he married Sarah, daughter of Anthony Lawrence, a 'comfortable proprietor' from co. Wicklow who was of English descent. The couple had three daughters and two sons, one of whom, ...

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Hughes, Ezekiel (1766–1849), settler in America, was born at Cwm Carnedd Uchaf, Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, on 22 August 1766, the second son of Richard Hughes (1734/5–1815), freehold farmer, and his wife, Ann Jones. Hughes received some education at Shrewsbury, and in May 1786 he was bound apprentice to ...

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Hutchinson, Richard (b. 1597, d. in or before 1670), colonist in America and naval administrator, was born in Alford, Lincolnshire, on 3 January 1597, the fourth child and fourth son in the family of six sons and two daughters (one of whom died young) of ...