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date: 05 April 2020

Scoresby, William, seniorlocked

(1760–1829)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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Scoresby, William, senior (1760–1829), Arctic whaler and navigator, was born on 3 May 1760 at Nutholme Farm, Cropton, Yorkshire, the second child and elder son of eight children of William Scoresby (1732–1816), a small farmer of Cropton, near Pickering, some 20 miles from ...

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