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Cornwallis, Sir William, the youngerlocked

(c. 1579–1614)
  • Arthur Kincaid


Cornwallis, Sir William, the younger (c. 1579–1614), essayist, was probably born in Fincham, Norfolk, eldest child of Sir Charles Cornwallis (c. 1555–1629), diplomat and court official, and his first wife, Anne Nicholls (bap. 1551, d. 1584), daughter of Thomas Fincham of Norfolk...

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