Godkin, James (1806–1879), writer on Ireland, was born at Gorey, co. Wexford, into a family of moderately prosperous farmers. In his early twenties he married Sarah, daughter of Anthony Lawrence, a 'comfortable proprietor' from co. Wicklow who was of English descent. The couple had three daughters and two sons, one of whom, ...
G. B. Smith
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J. K. Laughton
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Ledyard, John (1751–1789), traveller, was born at Groton in Connecticut, USA, the eldest of six children of John Ledyard, master of a merchantman in the West India trade, and Abigail, daughter of Robert Hempsted. On her husband's early death at sea in 1762 at the age of thirty-five, ...
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R. H. Vetch
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Livingstone, Charles (1821–1873), missionary and traveller in Africa, younger brother of David Livingstone, was born at Blantyre in Lanarkshire on 28 February 1821, the son of Neil Livingstone and his wife, Agnes Hunter. He attended the local school and worked with his brother in the cotton factory of ...
Barbara Ritter Dailey
Phips [Phipps], Sir William (1651–1695), adventurer, army officer, and colonial governor, was born on 2 February 1651 at Phips plantation, Jeremisquam Neck, Nequasett, Maine. He was the son of James Phips (c.1609–1651×5) of Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, and Mary, whose origins are unknown. ...