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Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author  

Andrew Thrush

Butler [Boteler], Nathaniel (b. 1577, d. in or after 1643), colonial governor and maritime author, was the elder son of the second marriage of John Butler (d. 1614) of the Toft, in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, and Mary, daughter of James Gedge and widow of ...

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Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India  

David Gilmour

Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India, was born on 11 January 1859 at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, the second of the eleven children of the Revd Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, fourth Baron Scarsdale (1831–1916), rector of ...

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Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925)  

Maker: John Singer Sargent

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925) by John Singer Sargent, 1914 The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor  

Rory T. Cornish

Ellis, Henry (1721–1806), explorer and colonial governor, was born in Monaghan town, co. Monaghan, Ireland, the eighth but second surviving child of Francis Ellis (1683–1773), landowner, and Joan Maxwell. Descended from Sir Thomas Ellis of Wyham, England, his paternal grandfather had become an ...

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Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor  

Gad Heuman

Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor, was born at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, on 5 August 1815, the third son of Anthony William Eyre, curate of Whipsnade and later vicar of Hornsea and Long Riston in Yorkshire, and his wife, Sarah Mapleton, the daughter of a doctor in ...

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Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901)  

Maker: Julia Margaret Cameron

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Edward John Eyre (1815–1901) by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1867 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morgan, Sir Henry (c. 1635–1688)  

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Sir Henry Morgan (c. 1635–1688) by unknown engraver, pubd 1684 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morgan, Sir Henry (c. 1635–1688), privateer and colonial governor  

Nuala Zahedieh

Morgan, Sir Henry (c. 1635–1688), privateer and colonial governor, was the eldest son of Robert Morgan of Llanrhymny, Glamorgan.

Nothing certain is known about Morgan's education, although he later claimed that it was limited, and that having left school young, he was '...

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Phips [Phipps], Sir William (1651–1695), adventurer, army officer, and colonial governor  

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. ...

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Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore  

C. M. Turnbull

Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore, the eldest and only surviving son of Captain Benjamin Raffles (d. c.1797) and his wife, née Anne Lyde (d. 1824), was born off Port Morant, Jamaica, on 6 July 1781, aboard his father's ship, the West Indiaman ...

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Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781–1826)  

Maker: George Francis Joseph

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Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley Raffles (1781–1826) by George Francis Joseph, 1817 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rogers, Woodes (c. 1679–1732), privateer and colonial governor  

Gail Saunders

Rogers, Woodes (c. 1679–1732), privateer and colonial governor, was born in Bristol, the son of Woodes Rogers (bap. 1650, d. 1706), probably a sea captain, and his wife, Frances (probably née Eyre). His great-grandfather, John Rogers of Poole, had married Ann Woods...

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Rogers, Woodes (c. 1679–1732)  

Maker: William Hogarth

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Woodes Rogers (c. 1679–1732) by William Hogarth, 1729 [with members of his family] © National Maritime Museum, London