Gilbert, Humphrey (m)
Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539-1583) was an English noble and Member of Parliament, soldier and explorer. He was the half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh and was knighted for his colonisation work in Ireland.
*[In 1583, he claimed territory in Newfoundland for the English crown and in doing so laid the foundation for the overseas British Empire.]*
He theorised that America was Atlantis, which was partially submerged allowing the creation of the Northwest Passage. His views were expressed in his 1566 Discourse of a Discoverie for a new passage to Cataia(China) (a) .*[However, the archaic spelling in it make it a difficult read.