Sir Humphrey Gilbert


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sir Humphrey Gilbert English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
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In literature:

In 1578, Sir Humphrey Gilbert planted Newfoundland for the Queen.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Raleigh's half-brother, held a patent for "planting" the lands of Newfoundland and "Meta Incognita" (Labrador).
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
The bark in which Sir Humphrey Gilbert perished was of ten tons only.
"The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete" by Azel Ames
GILBERT, SIR HUMPHREY, navigator, born in Devonshire, half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh; in 1583 established a settlement in Newfoundland.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, 4.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
Sir Humphrey Gilbert was born in Devonshire, schooled at Eton, and educated at Oxford.
"England in America, 1580-1652" by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, 42.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Humphrey Gilbert about whom I have already told you, were half-broth-ers.
"Fifty Famous Stories Retold" by James Baldwin
Among those who felt an intense interest in the new world, was Sir Humphrey Gilbert, a man of enlarged views and intrepid boldness.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
In the number was John Gilbert, Sir Humphrey's son.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The first expedition of Sir Humphrey Gilbert failed in the very commencement.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
On June 11, 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert sailed from Plymouth with a little fleet of five vessels, bound for North America.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, voyage to America, 11.
"The Planters of Colonial Virginia" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
He contributed valuable aid in fitting out Sir Humphrey Gilbert's expedition.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
Sir Humphrey Gilbert established a short-lived colony on the island in 1583.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Sir Humphrey Gilbert, in June, 1583, sailed for America with an important expedition which gave every promise of success.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Drake should have special attention.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, 18.
"The Library and Society" by Various
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, voyage of, 66; attempts to found a colony, 109.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
In that year Sir Humphrey Gilbert, his stepbrother, prevailed upon him to join in a projected voyage.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 110, December 6, 1851" by Various

In poetry:

Eastward from Campobello
Sir Humphrey Gilbert sailed;
Three days or more seaward he bore,
Then, alas! the land-wind failed.
"By The Seaside : Sir Humphrey Gilbert" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow