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Benbow, Johnlocked

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Benbow, John (1653?–1702), naval officer, was born in Shropshire, the son of William and Martha Benbow. The details of his reputation, birth, family, and lineage have been extensively and inconclusively debated. The astrologer Partridge recorded the exact date of his birth as noon on 10 March 1653 (...

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