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Keeling, Williamlocked

  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by G. G. Harris


Keeling, William (1577/8–1620), naval officer in the East India Company, is of unknown parentage, his date of birth being calculated from his supposed age of forty-two at death. His ability to deal with eastern potentates suggests that he was 'socially a cut above the average sea captain' (...

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