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Parker, Georgelocked

(1654–1743)
  • Bernard Capp

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Parker, George (1654–1743), astrologer, was born on 9 August 1654 at Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire, and brought up among the Quakers, though he denied having ever been a full member of the Friends. He moved to London to become an apprentice cutler, probably when he was about fifteen. In 1697 he remarked that he had been a freeman for twenty-two years and a householder in the parish of ...

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