STEVEN BORROWS] BURROWE
See also:English navigator, was
See also:born at Northam in
See also:shire on the 25th of
See also:September 1525 . In 1553 he took
See also:part in the expedition which was despatched from the
See also:Thames under
See also:Sir Hugh
See also:Willoughby to look for a
See also:northern passage to
See also:Cathay and India, serving as
See also:master of the "
See also:Edward Bonaventure," on which
See also:Richard Chancellor sailed as
See also:pilot in chief . Separated by a
See also:storm from the " Bona Esperanza " and the " Bona Confidentia," the other two
See also:ships of the expedition,
See also:Borough proceeded on his voyage alone, and sailing into the
See also:Sea, in the words of his epitaph, " discouered Moscouia by the Northerne sea passage to St
See also:Nicholas " (Archangel) . In a second expedition, made in the " Serchthrift " in 1556, he discovered Kara Strait, between Novaya Zemlya and Vaygach
See also:island . In 156o he was in
See also:charge of another expedition to Russia, and, probably in 1558, he also made a voyage to Spain . At the beginning of 1563 he was appointed chief pilot and one of the four masters of the
See also:queen's ships in the
See also:Medway, and in this
See also:office he spent the
See also:rest of his
See also:life . He died on the 12th of
See also:July 1584, and was buried at Chatham . His son, Christopher Borough, wrote a description of a trading expedition made in 1579–1581 from the White Sea to the
See also:Caspian and back . His younger
See also:WILLIAM BOROUGH, born in 1536, also at Northam, served as an ordinary
See also:seaman in the " Edward Bonaventure " on her voyage to Russia in 1553, and subsequently made many voyages to St Nicholas . Later he transferred his services from the
See also:merchant adventurers to the
See also:crown . As
See also:commander of the " Lion " he accompanied Sir
See also:Francis Drake in his Cadiz expedition of 1587, but he got himself into trouble by presuming to disagree with his chief concerning the wisdom of the attack on
See also:Lagos . He died in 1599 .
He was the author of A Discourse of the Variation of the Comps, or Magneticall
See also:Needle (1581), and some of the charts he made are preserved at the
See also:British Museum and
See also:Hatfield .
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