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Money that used to be paid at recruiting centres to encourage volunteers for service in the British Navy in time of war. At the beginning of the 18th century, state or royal bounties ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... Mutiny on the Bounty See under mutiny . Queen Anne’s Bounty See under anne . Royal Bounty See under royal...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... n. pl. -ies a monetary gift or reward, typically given by a government, especially a sum paid to army or navy recruits upon...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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152 words

... , money that used to be paid at recruiting centres to encourage volunteers for service in the British Navy in time of war. At the beginning of the 18th century, state or royal bounties amounted to 30 shillings (£1.50) for an able seaman and 25 shillings for an ordinary seaman, rising later to four or five guineas. There were additional municipal bounties to encourage local recruitment, ranging from £2 to as much as £40. Thus in 1795 the City of London offered a supplementary bounty of ten guineas for able seamen, eight for ordinary seamen, six for ...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Language reference
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103 words

... [Hist.] A British navy ship which, in 1789 , was bound from Tahiti to the Cape of Good Hope and the West Indies under the command of Captain *Bligh . Some members of the crew, led by Fletcher Christian , mutinied and set the captain and eighteen companions adrift in an open boat. The episode was popularized by two films, made in 1935 and 1962 , both called The Mutiny on the Bounty . > Mentioned in the context of a rebellion ‘He's gone too far, it's too late.’ Another put it more bluntly: ‘Mutiny on the Bounty wouldn't be too far away.’ Sunday...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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History, Social sciences
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453 words

... , a ship's name made famous for the mutiny which occurred on board. Originally a merchant ship called Bethia , the Bounty was built at Hull in 1784 . She was bought, renamed, and fitted out as an armed transport for a voyage in 1788 to carry breadfruit seedlings from Tahiti to the West Indies, a scheme designed to acclimatize these plants there as a cheap source of food for those being transported in the slave trade who were working on the sugar plantations. On 28 April 1789 , under the leadership of Fletcher Christian , part of the crew of...

Bounty Islands

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Bounty Islands , New Zealand Discovered in 1788 by Captain William Bligh ( 1754–1817 ), an English admiral, who named them after his ship, HMS Bounty...

enlistment bounty

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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...bounty a cash payment made as an incentive to enlist or reenlist for military...

bounty jumper

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... jumper a person who enlists for a cash bounty and then deserts. The term became popular late in the Civil War , although the practice had existed for several...

customer bounty

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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2019

...bounty The payment made by a company to an affiliate when the affiliate makes a sale of goods or services associated with the...

Bounty immigrants

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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143 words

... immigrants were assisted immigrants, mainly from Britain, whose passage to Australia was financed by a government bounty. This was a means of encouraging immigration, particularly of young married couples and single women, who would satisfy the demand for labour. This approach followed Wakefield 's theory of systematic colonisation. In 1835 Governor Bourke proposed that the NSW government pay a bounty to private shipping agents, who met requests for labourers from private settlers or companies, for each suitable immigrant they landed. The selection,...

Bounty, HMS

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A. S. Hargreaves

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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104 words

..., HMS . A 215-ton armed vessel, originally the Bethia but renamed after extensive alterations and refitting at Deptford ( 1787 ) for a specific mission to transport bread-fruit trees from Tahiti in the South Seas to the West Indies. She was small, overcrowded, and undermanned, so fragile discipline contributed to mutiny by some of the crew under the leadership of master’s mate Fletcher Christian , near Tonga ( 28 April 1789 ); Captain William Bligh and eighteen loyal crewmen were set adrift in the long boat. The mutineers sailed eastwards, to settle...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History
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121 words

... mutiny ( 1789 ) A British mutiny that occurred near the Tongan Islands on HMS Bounty , under the command of Captain Bligh . Some of the crew, resenting Bligh’s harsh authority, rebelled under the leadership of Fletcher Christian. Bligh and 18 others were cast off in a small, open boat with no chart. Thanks to Bligh’s navigational skill and resourcefulness, they covered a distance of 5822 km (3618 miles), arriving in Timor about six weeks later. Some of the mutineers surrendered and others were captured and court martialled in England. Fletcher...

Queen Anne's Bounty

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
36 words

...Anne's Bounty . A fund established by Queen Anne of England in 1704 to receive tithes and other payments formerly diverted to the crown by Henry VIII , so as to improve the endowments of poorer...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Local and Family History
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85 words

...Anne's bounty From 1704 the incomes of the poorer clergy of the Church of England were supplemented by a fund which drew upon ecclesiastical revenues confiscated by Henry VIII and payments made by clergymen with larger incomes. The records are kept in The National Archives in QAB 1; an index of parishes is available. In 1948 the scheme was taken over by the Church Commissioners. See G. F. A. Best , Temporal Pillars: Queen Anne's Bounty, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and the Church of England ...

Queen Anne's bounty

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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67 words

...Anne's bounty . From 1704 the incomes of the poorer clergy of the Church of England were supplemented by a fund which drew upon ecclesiastical revenues confiscated by Henry VIII and payments made by clergymen with larger incomes. The records are kept in the Public Record Office under QAB 1; an index of parishes is available. In 1948 the scheme was taken over by the Church...

Queen Anne's Bounty

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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67 words

...Anne's Bounty was a product of the strong Anglican resurgence during her reign, caused partly by concern at the apparent progress of dissent since the Glorious Revolution. In 1703 the queen announced that she would devote the income from first fruits , which had been appropriated from the papacy at the Reformation, to the relief of poor clergy, and trustees were appointed to administer the...

Queen Anne's Bounty

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
270 words

...Queen Anne's Bounty ( QAB ) . A fund incorporated by Queen Anne in 1704 by letters patent pursuant to Queen Anne's Bounty Act 1703 , to receive the first fruits ( annates ) and tenths which the Appointment of Bishops Act 1533 had diverted from Rome to the Crown under Henry VIII . On surrendering them for the benefit of the Church, she directed their use for the augmentation of the livings of the poorer Anglican clergy. Grants of capital (not income) were made to poorly endowed benefices; and later the fund was empowered to make loans (from 1777...

Mutiny on the Bounty

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
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25 words

...on the Bounty , first novel in the trilogy about the 18th-century mutiny against Captain Bligh written by James N. Hall and Charles B. Nordhoff...

Mutiny on the Bounty

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
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Literature
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25 words

...Mutiny on the Bounty , first novel in the trilogy about the 18th-century mutiny against Captain Bligh written by James N. Hall and Charles B. Nordhoff ....

Bounty, Mutiny on the

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
38 words

..., Mutiny on the (April 28, 1789 ) British mutiny that took place near Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean. Fletcher Christian led a rebellion against Captain William Bligh . Christian and the mutineers founded a colony on Pitcairn...

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