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Prior, Matthewlocked

(1664–1721)
  • Frances Mayhew Rippy

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Prior, Matthew (1664–1721), poet and diplomat, was born in Stephen's Alley, Westminster, on either 21 or 23 July 1664, the son of Elizabeth (probably née Pennefather) and George Prior (d. c.1675), a London joiner. The fifth of six children, he was the only one to survive early childhood....

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