John Byron

Also found in: Wikipedia.

Byron, John


Born Nov. 8, 1723, in Nottinghamshire; died Apr. 10, 1786, in London. English navigator and commodore.

From 1740 to 1744, Byron took part in G. Anson’s voyage around the world. In 1764 he set out on a search for the Solomon Islands and for new lands in the Pacific Ocean, and he discovered several islands of the Tuamotu, Tokelau and Gilbert groups. The strait between New Ireland Island and Lavongai Island, as well as one of the Gilbert Islands (Byron Island or Nikunau), is named after John Byron.

References in periodicals archive ?
At Redesdale Court, North Sheilds on 13th October, aged 66 years, John Byron, dearly loved partner of Freda, father of Stuart, loving brother of Jennifer, Gillian and the late Lynne and a dearest uncle to Kirsty, Paul, Craig, Lee and Justin.
Terry Halligan, Halligan Associates; John Byron, Jobson James; David Bucknall OBE
John Byron, Falkirk, said: "What is he talking about?
Meanwhile, Captain John Byron for Britain settled at Port Egmont in 1765.
Fact of the Week: Admiral John Byron (grandfather of poet Lord Byron) was shipwrecked at Cape Horn and travelled across Chile before returning to England with a glowing review of Chilean muscatel wine.
John Byron is CAD Manager at Niche Packaging Specialties in Bayswater, Victoria.
Kerrigan and John Byron Robinson, who explore "day in the life" situations using Purple VRS.
STEALING a mobile phone has cost opportunist thief John Byron Ensor pounds 145.
Captain James Cook named Byron Bay after his navigator John Byron, grandfather of English poet Lord Byron.
Next door neighbour John Byron said: "We didn't see much of him because he wasn't able to get out of his home on his own.
The Riley RM Club was founded in 1969 by John Byron and James Atkinson because spare parts were getting hard to come by.
John Byron, Falkirk, said: "I'm a season ticket holder at Parkhead and I think Brown needs to grow up a wee bit.