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Willughby, Francislocked

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Willughby, Francis (1635–1672), naturalist, was born on 22 November 1635 at Middleton, Warwickshire, the only son of Sir Francis Willughby (d. 1665), and his wife, Cassandra (d. 1675), daughter of Thomas Ridgeway, earl of Londonderry. 'He was from his Childhood' says the botanist ...

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