- J. C. Davis
- and J. D. Alsop
Winstanley, Gerrard (bap. 1609, d. 1676), author and Digger, was baptized in the parish of Wigan, Lancashire, on 10 October 1609 the son of Edward Winstanlie, a mercer. A major puzzle is what in his sometimes obscure, but never entirely impenetrable, background contributed to the emergence of his formidable radicalism. Neither his father's precise place of residence nor ...