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Wharton, Sir George, first baronetlocked

  • Bernard Capp


Wharton, Sir George, first baronet (1617–1681), astrologer and royalist, was born on 4 April 1617 at Strickland, near Kirkby Kendal in Westmorland, the son of George Wharton, a blacksmith and small farmer. He was descended, as Anthony Wood notes, 'from an antient and genteel family' (...

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