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Barron, William (1835–1913), mariner and autobiographer, was born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, on 27 April 1835, the son of William Stephenson Barron (1797–1855), mariner. After three years at the Hull Trinity House Navigation School he was apprenticed on 27 March 1849, aboard the whaleship ...

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Fullam, George Townley (1841–1879), mariner and diarist, was born at 37 English Street, Kingston upon Hull, on 21 March 1841, the son of George Townley Fullam (1816–1883), schoolmaster, and his wife, Ann, née Parker (1812/13–1885). He attended the Charterhouse School in Hull, and was instructed in seafaring by his father, who had established a school of navigation in ...

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George Townley Fullam (1841–1879) by unknown artist, 1864 image courtesy of 290 Foundation (BVI) Inc.