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  William Scoresby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Scoresby ( 5 October 1789 - 21 March 1857), English Arctic explorer, scientist and divine, was born near Whitby in Yorkshire.
In his voyage of 1807 Scoresby began the study of the meteorology and natural history of the polar regions.
In 1819 Scoresby gained election as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and about the same time communicated a paper to the Royal Society of London: "On the Anomaly in the Variation of the Magnetic Needle".
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 Capt Scoresby of WHITBY,UK History of Whalers and whaling from the fishing port of Whitby
William Scoresby (senior), was born on 3rd May 1760, in the village of Cropton, twenty miles south west of Whitby, on a small farming estate called Nutholm.
William Scoresby (junior) returned to his studies at Edinburgh university and married Mary photo Scoresby (junior) Eliza Lockwood on 25th September 1811, returning to sea in 1812, taking command of the Resolution.
Scoresby (junior) maintained his keen interest in the sciences and in 1838 was asked by the Admiralty to assist in the construction of compass needles, combining different laminae of tempered steel.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: People and Peoples (William N-William S)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
William Parsons, the third earl of Rosse, was an English astronomer.
William Penn was an English quaker and the founder of Pennsylvania.
William Smellie then became one of the trio to produce the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and although he acknowledged copying and inserting existing articles by some 150 authors, William Smellie also wrote his own articles including a controversial criticism on Doctor Johnson and his dictionary.
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William Scoresby senior was born in 1760 in the village of Cropton, 20 miles south west of Whitby, on a small farming Estate called Nutholm.
William Scoresby (junior) returned to his studies at Edinburgh university and married Eliza Lockwood on 25th September 1811, returning to sea in 1812, taking command of the Resolution.
In 1819, Scoresby and his family, which was now including two sons, William and Frederick, moved to Liverpool, where he was to command the new ship "Baffin", having been built to his own design.
www.whitby-yorkshire.co.uk /scoresby/scoresby.htm   (1402 words)

 Scoresby (crater) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scoresby is a lunar impact crater that is located in the northern part of the Moon 's near side.
It is nearly attached to the Challis crater along the north-northwestern rim, and is located just to the north of the Meton walled-plain.
Most of the inner floor of Scoresby is level and flat, except in the northeast where it is furrowed by some rough terrain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scoresby_(crater)   (251 words)

 WILLIAM SCORESBY - LoveToKnow Article on WILLIAM SCORESBY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
His father, William Scoresby (1760 1829), made a fortune in the Arctic whale fishery.
The son made his first voyage with his father when he was eleven years of age, but on his return he was sent back to school, where he remained till 1803.
In 1811 his father resigned to him the command of the Resolution, and in the same year he married the daughter of a Whitby shipbroker.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SC/SCORESBY_WILLIAM.htm   (686 words)

 William Scoresby
Scoresby junior returned to his studies at Edinburgh university and married Mary Eliza Lockwood on 25th September 1811, returning to sea in 1812, to take command of the "Resolution".
In 1819, Scoresby junior moved with his wife and two sons to Liverpool, where he was to command a new ship the "Baffin", which had been built to his own design.
Scoresby continued to combine his clerical work with his love of science, travelling to America and giving many lectures.
www.whitby-uk.com /cgi-bin/site.nav/whitby.pl?page=williamscoresby(2)   (906 words)

 Scoresby, Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1857 Scoresby and the surrounding country was surveyed and named the Parish of Scoresby.
It is thought that the name was given in honour of William Scoresby, Arctic explorer and an authority on terrestrial magnatism.
Scoresby's census populations have been 221 (1911) and 333 (1947).
www.arts.monash.edu.au /ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/scoresby.html   (469 words)

 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - Resolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Among the most influential families in the history of Arctic exploration was that of William Scoresby, Senior, and Junior, who hailed from Whitby, North Yorkshire, one of the premier English fishing and whaling ports.
Although Scoresby sought to command the first expedition, and was backed by Banks (a veteran of Captain James Cook's first voyage in HMS Endeavour), the command fell to Captain John Ross, with Isabella and Alexander.
Scoresby sold his interest in Resolution in 1813, but the ship remained under Whitby ownership until 1829 when she was sold to Peterhead interests.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_076300_resolution.htm   (257 words)

 William Scoresby
SCORESBY, William, English explorer, born in Cropton, Yorkshire, 5 October, 1790; died in Torquay, 21 March, 1857.
During his voyages he made many observations on the electric phenomena of the arctic regions, and was instrumental in inducing Sir Joseph Banks to send out a series of expeditions for the discovery of the north pole.
Young Scoresby continued in the whaling service after his father's death, and, when he had made seventeen voyages to Spitzbergen or Greenland, he published "An Account of the Arctic Regions, with a History and Description of the Northern Whale Fishery" (2 vols., 1820).
www.famousamericans.net /williamscoresby   (551 words)

 Reese Catalogue 220 - Section V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
His father, William Scoresby, well known for his book on the high Arctic, was a successful whale boat captain and some-time explorer, most famous for being the first to reach a latitude of 81° 30' north, a record which stood for years.
William Scoresby's invention of the ice drill and various other ship improvements designed for the harsh northern reaches proved of great use to later Arctic explorers.
Scoresby ends his narrative with an account of how, in a drunken moment, he was swindled in New York and wound up in the sheriff's custody.
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 Hakluyt Society: The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger 1789-1857
The Scoresby achievement remained the second furthest north until, I think, someone born in the parish where I live in Scotland, Admiral Nares, took the Alert and Discovery to 82˚ and then sent land parties beyond 83˚ in 1875.
I think Murchison must have met Scoresby at various meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science from the 1830s and they were both present at the dispatch of Lt. Inglefield and the Isabel to the Arctic in 1852.
Five years or so later, Murchison produced a long and handsome obituary tribute to Scoresby in an address to the Royal Geographical Society despite the fact that Scoresby was not actually a member of the RGS (nor, incidentally, of the Hakluyt Society as far as I can discover).
www.hakluyt.com /hak-soc-whaling.htm   (1190 words)

 Reese Catalogue 229 - Section VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Despite fears to the contrary, Scoresby and his companions lasted the night in the cold sea and in the morning were spotted and rescued by a Swedish fisherman.
Scoresby follows the loss of Carr with numerous pen sketches of the loss of the Cherub, a Greenland whale boat, and several whaling tools, including a harpoon and an ice drill.
From seductive widows to harrowing adventures at sea, Thomas Scoresby's memoir is filled with the sort of pleasures and trials that are synonymous with the life of a seaman.
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 University of Delaware: TWO HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: Scientific Expeditions
The voyages of the Russian Martin Sauer and the Englishman William Robert Broughton are examples of this type.
Scoresby, like his father before him, was an excellent navigator; he was also an Arctic explorer and a scientist.
Scoresby died in 1857, and his book was edited by Archibald Smith and published posthumously.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/exhibits/voyages/exped.htm   (1083 words)

If John Shepherd had not married Susanna Scoresby there probably would have been no sea-going Joseph Shepherd and the Shepherd family may not have migrated to South Australia, at least not in the way that it did.
William Scoresby was a farmer and lived on a property called Nutholm, several miles out of Cropton village.
When father decided to leave William on the Shetlands his son found a boat to take him out to his father's ship again, just as it was leaving.
www.users.on.net /~rdblair/scoresby.htm   (1720 words)

 Greenland—TravelWild Expeditions
Scoresby Sound is among the most scenically spectacular landscapes in the world and, during the time of our visit, its iceberg-choked and often mirror-smooth waterways will be punctuated with the vibrant fall colors of dwarf willow and birch, blueberry and crowberry.
The sound, charted by English whaler and explorer William Scoresby in 1822, is dotted with picturesque islands.
At Scoresby Sound, the winter is long and the ice covers the waters for nine months of the year.
www.travelwild.com /Greenland.asp   (457 words)

 Dorothy Cowlin's biographical novels etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
William the elder made an improved crow's nest, to keep Arctic look-outs from freezing or falling.
William stared at the rainbow rings, so ethereal, floating on their bed of vapour, yet so vivid and alive, coming and going, as if the colours were breathing.
Scoresby elder was a farm hand, whose education stopped at nine years.
www.lit4lib.sky7.us /dc4.htm   (3408 words)

 AllRefer.com - William Scoresby (Geography, Biography) - Encyclopedia
William Scoresby [skOrz´b E ] Pronunciation Key, 1789–1857, English arctic explorer and scientist.
He made yearly voyages (1803–22) to Greenland, at first on his father's whaler, later as captain on other ships.
Scoresby's several books on his arctic experiences helped lay the foundations of modern arctic geography.
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 Captain William Scoresby - ExploreNorth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Beyond their home port of Whitby, the lives of the Scoresbys, both father and son, rate very little mention.
The father, Capt. William Scoresby, was born near Cropton in 1760 and died in 1829.
His son the Rev. William Scoresby was also born near Cropton in 1789 and lived until 1857.
www.explorenorth.com /whalers/bios/scoresby.html   (222 words)

 William Scoresby
At the beginning of the 19th century, when the British decided to "conquer" the Arctic, they had available to them one of the most knowledgeable Europeans on the subject at that time.
William Scoresby (1789-1857) had published a book in 1820 - "An Account of the Arctic Regions" - the result of over 60,000 miles / 97,000 kilometers of experience travelling on and through ice.
They ignored him when he suggested using dogs and light sledges, only to have their missions fail because men were burdened and dragged down by cumbersome "boat sleds".
www.athropolis.com /arctic-facts/fact-scoresby.htm   (336 words)

 Devon local studies service. Biographies. S-Z.
Williams, Charles J.B. Authentic narrative of the case of the late Earl St.Maur / by Charles J.B.Williams.
- Scoresby was vicar of Bedford Chapel, Exeter.
William Wey : an English pilgrim to Compostella in 1456 / Francis Davey.
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 Scoresby Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
William Scoresby was born at the village of Cropton, twenty miles south west of Whitby.
In 1811 Scoresby married and his wife had two sons but on return from a voyage in 1822 he learnt his wife had died.
In 1844 Scoresby visited the United States and on his return wore himself out fighting for the rights of his parishioners.
www.durain.demon.co.uk /archiv/scores.htm   (364 words)

 telling lives
William Scorseby Snr famously brought a Polar Bear back to Whitby where it was kept chained not far from his house beside the local California Beck, at the bottom of Spital bridge.
William Scorseby Jnr first sailed to the Arctic at the age of 10.
The year was 1800 and the ship, the Dundee, was imprisoned in the ice for 6 weeks.
website.lineone.net /~torandell/site01/EP06.htm   (803 words)

 The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger. Vol. I. The Voyages of 1811, 1812 and 1813. Edited by C. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger.
Edited by C. The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger.
Scoresby kept journals of his annual voyages; these were transcribed for him after 1820.
www.hakluyt.com /Hakluyt-Society-Publications/third_series_12.htm   (66 words)

 Discovery Committee Background
A second vessel, the "William Scoresby", was modelled on the commercial whale catchers to carry out whale marking experiments.
A laboratory had already been established on South Georgia, adjacent to the whaling station at Grytviken, to enable zoologists to study whales as they were brought ashore.
Between 1929 and the outbreak of the Second World War, "Discovery II" carried out five commissions in the Southern Ocean and a sixth in 1950-51, while the smaller "William Scoresby" made eight southern voyages between 1926 and 1951.
www.library.soton.ac.uk /nol/discovery_back.shtml   (590 words)

 A Chronology of Frankenstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
1817: William Scoresby, pioneer Arctic whaler, publishes his treatise The Polar Ice, in which he argues that the polar ice cap is nearing its lowest extent in fifty years.
Scoresby volunteers to lead such an expedition, but is turned down by the officious Barrow.
1819-1820: William Edward Parry sails through the imaginary "Croker Mountains" and leads HMS Hecla and and Griper on a record-breaking journey into Arctic waters, completing almost two-third of a Northwest Passage before being turned back by ice and forced to spend a winter camped in utter desolation in an ice-filled harbor off Melville Island.
www.ric.edu /rpotter/Frank-chron.html   (577 words)

 The New York Times: Premium Archive
Katherine wanted the degree mostly to achieve ''parity'' with her future husband, William Scoresby Routledge (Scoresby to his friends), whom she married that same year -- in part, it seemed, because marriage would enable her to travel.
Several more emerged when she and Scoresby, acting on the suggestion of an acquaintance at the British Museum, chose Easter Island as the focus of a Pacific archaeological expedition.
And since Scoresby had little income of his own, it was Katherine who bankrolled the expedition.
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 Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project | History | Quest for the Northwest Passage
In 1806, William Scoresby set a record for Farthest North by attaining the latitude 81°30'N on the whaling ship Resolution east of Spitsbergen.
Exploration of the north by the US was also instigated, including Elisha Kent Kane's search of the northern regions of Baffin Bay from 1853 to 1855.
McClintock was in charge of the 1859 expedition that finally discovered in a cairn left by Franklin's expedition on King William Island, which told of the death of Franklin and 24 others, and of abandoning the ship.
www.whoi.edu /science/PO/beaufortgyre/history/history_nwpassage.html   (638 words)

 University of Delaware: TWO HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: Arctic Exploration
Exploration of the icy north was motivated by several factors, including the search for Northwest and Northeast passage to the Orient, and expanding the northern resources available for fishing, whaling, and fur trapping.
An English arctic explorer and scientist, William Scoresby made yearly voyages (1803-22) to Greenland and Spitzbergen for whaling and scientific ventures.
This expedition vindicated William Baffin's accuracy as a discover and opened Baffin Bay as a profitable fishery and whaling area.
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/exhibits/voyages/arctic.htm   (2045 words)

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