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J. K. Laughton

Reviser Peter Le Fevre

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster, was possibly related to the John Barker of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, shipmaster and captain of the Golden Cock who in 1629, aged forty-five, appeared before the admiralty court in connection with illegally seizing, and selling, a ship belonging to the ...

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Hawkins, William (b. before 1490, d. 1554/5), merchant and sea captain, was probably born in Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of three children of John Hawkins (d. in or before 1490), merchant, of Tavistock, and his wife, Joan, daughter of William and Margaret Amadas...

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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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Hore, Richard (fl. 1535–1538), mariner, was a citizen and leather-seller of London. Late in 1535 he attempted to generate interest in a voyage to the 'northwest parts of America'. Several gentlemen of the inns of court and chancery responded to his approach; their motive—being 'desirous to see the strange things of the world' (...

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Reneger, Robert (d. 1558?), sea captain, is of unknown parentage. When he is first mentioned, in 1540, he is described as a merchant of Southampton, so it is probable that he was born in that town some time before 1520. According to Hakluyt...

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Willoughby, Sir Hugh (d. 1554?), sea captain, was the third and youngest son of Sir Henry Willoughby of Middleton, Derbyshire (c.1451–1528) [see under Willoughby family (per. 1362-1528)], who was made knight-banneret by Henry VII following the battle of Stoke...