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Spavens, Williamlocked

(1735/6–1799)
  • Randolph Cock

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Spavens, William (1735/6–1799), seaman and autobiographer, was born in Stewton, near Louth, Lincolnshire. In May 1754, at the age of eighteen, his curiosity about distant lands prompted him to apprentice himself to the master of the snow Elizabeth and Mary, trading between Hull...

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