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Freke, Williamlocked

  • Martin Greig


Freke, William (1662–1744), theological and mystical writer, was born at Hannington Hall, Wiltshire, the younger son of Thomas Freke and Cicely Hussey. He attended school at Somerford, Wiltshire. On 5 April 1677 he matriculated as a gentleman commoner from Wadham College, Oxford, but after two or three years he left without taking a degree, having been admitted to the ...

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