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John Adams (1768?–1829) attrib. Richard Beechey, 1825 Phillips Picture Library

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Adams, John [alias Alexander Smith] (1768?–1829), seaman, mutineer, and settler, was born in London probably in 1768 and was serving under the name of Smith as an able seaman on HMS Bounty at the time of the mutiny on 28 April 1789 [...

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Batman, John (1801–1839), pioneer in Australia, was born at Parramatta, New South Wales, on 21 January 1801, the second son of William Bateman, a Middlesex cutler, transported in 1796 after being convicted of receiving stolen saltpetre worth £48, and his wife, Mary, who travelled out with him as a free woman. He was educated at ...

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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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Blennerhasset, Harman (1764/5–1831), lawyer and settler in America, born in Hampshire on 8 October 1764 or 1765, was the youngest of the three sons of Conway Blennerhasset of Conway Castle, Killorglin, co. Kerry, Ireland, and his wife, the daughter of Major Thomas Lacy...

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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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Browne, Sir Stewart Gore- (1883–1967), settler and politician in Northern Rhodesia, was born in London on 3 May 1883, the elder son of the barrister Sir Francis Gore-Browne (1860–1922), and his wife, Helenor (b. 1858), elder daughter of John Archibald Shaw-Stewart. His grandfather ...

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Buckley, William (1780–1856), convict and settler in Australia, was born at Marton, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, the son of small farmers. He learned to read at evening school before being apprenticed as a bricklayer. At nineteen he enlisted in the local militia, then the ...

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Cadogan, William (1601–1661), soldier and settler in Ireland, was born in Cardiff on 5 February 1601, the eldest son of Henry Cadogan of Llanbedr Felffre, Pembrokeshire, and Catherine, daughter of Thomas Stradling of St Donats Castle and Merthyr Mawr, Glamorgan. Although a Welshman by birth and upbringing, ...

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Hugh Cholmondeley, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931) by unknown artist, 1923 © reserved

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Cholmondeley, Hugh, third Baron Delamere (1870–1931), settler in Kenya and politician, was born in London on 28 April 1870, the only son of Hugh Cholmondeley, second Baron Delamere (1811–1887), and his second wife, Augusta Emily (d. 1911), eldest daughter of Sir George Hamilton Seymour...

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Claypoole, James (1634–1687), merchant and pioneer settler in America, was born in December 1634 at Northborough Manor, Northamptonshire, the ninth of the fourteen children of John Claypoole or Claypole, a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Mary Angell, the daughter of a wealthy 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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Cunningham, Peter Miller (1789–1864), naval surgeon and pioneer in Australia, fifth and youngest son of John Cunningham (1743–1800) of Dalswinton, near Dumfries, land steward and farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Harley, the daughter of a Dumfries merchant, was born at Dalswinton in November 1789. He was brother of ...

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Day, Francis (c. 1605–1666x73), founder of Madras, was the fourth son of William Day (d. c.1628) of Bray, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Helen (d. 1630/31), daughter of Paul Wentworth of Burnham, Buckinghamshire; William Day (1529–1596), bishop of Winchester, was his grandfather. He probably attended ...

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William Dunlop (1792–1848) by Daniel Maclise, 1833 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dunlop, William [pseud. a Backwoodsman] (1792–1848), surgeon and pioneer in Canada, was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 19 November 1792, the youngest of the three sons of Alexander Dunlop (1766–1840), banker, of Keppoch House, Dunbartonshire, and his wife, Janet Graham (1769–1795). The temperance pioneer ...

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Farewell, Francis George (1793–1829), naval officer and settler in Natal, was born in Wincanton, Somerset, the second son of Samuel Farewell (d. 1801), rector of Wincanton. After his father's death the family moved to Tiverton, where he was educated at Blundell's School...

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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, John (1617/18–1683), settler in America, was the second of four sons of William Fenwick (1581–1647), landowner, of Stanton Hall, Northumberland, and his wife, Elizabeth (bap. 15 Feb 1578), daughter of Sir Cotton Gargrave of Nostell, Yorkshire. John Fenwick was entered at ...