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Blackstone, William (bap. 1596?, d. 1675), settler in America and horticulturist, was born to unknown parents. It has been asserted that he was baptized on 5 March 1595 at Whickham in co. Durham, the son of John Blackstone and his wife, Agnes (...

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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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Fawkner, John Pascoe (1792–1869), pioneer in Australia, born on 20 October 1792 in London, probably near Cripplegate, was the son of John Fawkner (b. 1770), a metal refiner, and Hannah Pascoe (b. 1774), whose maiden name her son added to his own after her death in 1825. In 1801 his father was sentenced to transportation for receiving stolen goods worth ...

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Fenwick, George (c. 1603–1657), colonist in America, army officer, and politician, was the son of George Fenwick of Brinkburn, Northumberland, a country squire, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of John Forster of Newham. He matriculated at Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1619, was called to the bar at ...

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Gookin, Sir Vincent (d. 1638), colonist and entrepreneur, was the youngest son of John Gookin, of Ripple Court, Kent, and Catherine, daughter of William Dene of Bursted, in the same county. Gookin settled in Ireland in the early seventeenth century, a tenant in fee simple to ...

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Grogan, Ewart Scott (1874–1967), settler in Kenya, was born on 12 December 1874 at 61 Eaton Square, Belgravia, son of William Grogan (1824–1891), a fashionable house and estate agent, and his second wife, Jane Sams, née Scott (1846–1895), a widow. He was the eldest of eight children of this marriage, but ...

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Hay, Josslyn Victor, twenty-second earl of Erroll (1901–1941), colonist in Kenya and philanderer, was born on 11 May 1901 at 17 Hertford Street, Mayfair, the elder son of Victor Alexander Sereld Hay (1876–1928), then styled Lord Kilmarnock, who succeeded as twenty-first earl of Erroll...

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Hayes, Edward (b. c. 1550, d. in or after 1613), seaman and promoter of colonization, was probably born in West Derby, Lancashire, the son of Edward Hayes and his wife, Alice, small landowners in Lancashire. His father moved into Liverpool before 1567 and established himself as a merchant, and the younger ...

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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 ...