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J. K. Laughton

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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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Watt, Christian (1833–1923), fisherwoman and memoirist, was born on 24 February 1833 at 72 Broadsea, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the seventh of the eight children of James Watt (1787–1868), fisherman, and his wife, Helen Noble (1788–1860). Her family was distantly related to the Saltouns, clan chiefs of the ...