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Chancellor Richard

Chancellor, Richard, seaman, having been brought up "by one Master Henry Sidney," Sir Philip Sidney's father, went in 1553 as captain of the Bonaventure, with Sir Hugh Willoughby's expedition, fitted out "for the search and discovery of the northern part of the world." The ships getting separated in a gale, Chancellor pushed into the White Sea, and thence travelled overland to the Russian court at Moscow, where he concluded a treaty which led to the opening up of trade with Russia, and the establishment of the Muscovy Company. In 1554 he returned to England, going back in the following year to Moscow. On his homeward voyage, however, his ship was wrecked, and Chancellor and the greater part of his crew perished.