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Verstegan [formerly Rowlands], Richardlocked

  • Paul Arblaster


Verstegan [formerly Rowlands], Richard (1548x50–1640), writer and intelligence informant, was born in one of the east London liberties, probably between 1548 and 1550, the son of John Rowlands, a cooper, and grandson of Theodore Rowland Verstegan, a refugee from Gelderland; his father had adopted the patronym ...

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