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Aspinwall, William (d. in or after 1662), merchant and separatist leader in America, possibly came from the north-west of England. Nothing is definitely known of his birth or early life, though his later activities give evidence of his having been well educated. His work in ...

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Jeake, Samuel (1652–1699), merchant and astrologer, was born on 4 July 1652 at Rye, Sussex, the first son of Samuel Jeake the elder (1623–1690), lawyer and nonconformist preacher, and his wife, Frances Hartridge (d. 1654), daughter of Thomas and Mary Hartridge. His siblings all died in infancy, and as an only son he lived alone with his father until his marriage in 1680. His father was a major figure in the religious life of ...