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Weston, Williamlocked

(d. in or before 1505)
  • Evan T. Jones
  •  and M. M. Condon

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Weston, William (d. in or before 1505), merchant and explorer, was the first Englishman to lead an expedition to North America, probably in 1499. Little has yet been established about his early life, other than that he is listed as a merchant trading to ...

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