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Leake, Sir Johnlocked

  • John B. Hattendorf


Leake, Sir John (1656–1720), naval officer, was born in June 1656 at Rotherhithe, Surrey, the son of Richard Leake (1629–1696), a master gunner, and his wife, Elizabeth (1631–1695). Instructed in mathematics and gunnery by his father he entered the navy at a young age and served with his father, who from about 1669 was master gunner in ...

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