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Chichester, Sir Francis Charles (1901–1972), navigator and sailor, was born on 17 September 1901 at Shirwell, Devon, the younger son (there were later two daughters) of Charles Chichester, vicar of Shirwell, seventh son of the eighth baronet, and his wife, Emily Annie, the daughter of ...


Sir Francis Charles Chichester (1901–1972) by Russell Westwood, 1967 © Estate of Russell Westwood; collection National Portrait Gallery, London


Clerke, Richard (fl. 1572–1596), navigator and privateer, claimed to have been born at Buckhurst, Essex, but is generally referred to as 'of Weymouth'. He presumably learned his trade in the ships of the latter port, being master of the Pilgrim between ...


Phillips, John (fl. 1778–c. 1817), writer on inland navigation, was a native of Essex, of whom little is known other than statements he made about himself in his own publications. He married and apparently had a son called John, for in 1803 he was described as ...