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Anderson, Joseph (1790–1877), army officer and colonist, was born on 1 July 1790 at Keoldale, Sutherland, Scotland, the son of James Anderson of Rispond and his wife, Fairly Gordon. In 1805 he was appointed an ensign in the 78th highlanders, with which he served in ...

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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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Cecil Calvert, second Baron Baltimore (1605–1675) by Abraham Blooteling, 1657 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Calvert, Cecil, second Baron Baltimore (1605–1675), colonial promoter, was born on 8 August 1605, probably in Kent, and baptized on 2 March 1606, the son of George Calvert, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), statesman, and his first wife, Anne (1579–1622), the daughter of George Mynne...

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George Calvert, first Baron Baltimore (1579/8080–1632) by Daniel Mytens, 1627 © reserved

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Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), courtier and colonist in America, was born in Kiplin in Catterick parish, Yorkshire, the son of Leonard Calvert (b. c.1550) and Alica Crosland (d. early 1580s). He was descended from a Roman Catholic family that had been in ...

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Coxe, Daniel (1640–1730), physician, natural philosopher, and colonial adventurer, was the son of Daniel Coxe (d. 1686), gentleman, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex. He matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1659, becoming a scholar in 1661. Coxe first came to the fore in the mid-1660s as an associate of ...

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Denton, Richard (1586–1662), Church of England clergyman and colonist, was born in Yorkshire. Nothing is known of his parents or of his life before he graduated BA from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1623. Before 1626 he married Helen Windlbank, about whom nothing is known, and by 1631 was installed as curate of ...

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Earl, George Samuel Windsor (1813–1865), colonist and geographer, the son of a veteran sea captain and shipowner, Percy Earl (1771–1827), and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Sharp (1778/9–1874), was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 10 February 1813. His brief formal education was at the ...

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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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Gorges, Sir Ferdinando (1568–1647), army officer and promoter of colonization in America, was the second son of Edward Gorges (d. 1568) and Cicely Lygon of Wraxall, Somerset. The year of his birth was estimated for some time at 1566, but it appears to be reasonably certain that he was born between 31 May and 23 July 1568 at the family's suburban ...

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Gorton, Samuel (bap. 1593, d. 1677), colonist and preacher in America, was born in Gorton, Lancashire, the youngest son of Thomas Gorton (c.1550–1610/11) and his second wife, Anne (d. 1623), and was baptized in the collegiate church in Manchester on 12 February 1593. The family had been in ...

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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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Hayman, Robert (bap. 1575, d. 1629), colonist and poet, was baptized at Wolborough, Devon (near Newton Abbot), on 14 August 1575, the eldest of nine children of Nicholas Hayman (d. 1606), a prosperous citizen who later served as mayor for both ...

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Edward Henty (1810–1878) by Batchelder & Co., c. 1870 La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria

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Henty, Edward (1810–1878), pioneer colonist in Australia, and his brother Stephen Henty (1811–1872) were born respectively, on 28 March 1810 and 3 November 1811, the fourth and fifth surviving sons of Thomas Henty (1775–1839), a farmer and latterly a banker from ...

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Herbert, Sir William (c. 1553–1593), colonist in Ireland and author, was born about 1553 at St Julians, Monmouthshire, the only child of William Herbert (d. 1567), landowner, of St Julians, and his first wife, Jane (d. c.1554), daughter and heir of ...

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Johnson, Isaac (bap. 1601, d. 1630), colonist in America, was baptized at St John's, Stamford, Lincolnshire, the eldest son of Abraham Johnson (1577–1649), gentleman, of South Luffenham, Rutland, and Anne (née Meadows) (c.1583–c.1602). He was grandson of Robert Johnson (1540/41–1625)...

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Lane, Sir Ralph (d. 1603), soldier and colonist, was of unknown parentage and education. He ranked in that restless corps of Tudor wanderers who schemed the advance of English interests in Ireland and America even as they chased fortunes for themselves. Nineteenth-century scholars presumed that he came from ...