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William Fitzwilliam, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1536–40 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II


Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c. 1490–1542), courtier and naval administrator, was a younger son of Sir Thomas Fitzwilliam (d. 1498) of Aldwark in the West Riding of Yorkshire and his wife, Lucy (d. 1534), daughter and coheir of John Neville, ...


Hutchinson, Richard (b. 1597, d. in or before 1670), colonist in America and naval administrator, was born in Alford, Lincolnshire, on 3 January 1597, the fourth child and fourth son in the family of six sons and two daughters (one of whom died young) of ...


Spert, Sir Thomas (d. 1541), naval administrator, of unknown parentage, must have distinguished himself in naval service well before 1512. His marine skills are attested by payment to him from January 1512 of 8d. a day from the petty customs of London...