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Fitch, Ralphlocked

(1550?–1611)
  • Trevor Dickie

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Fitch, Ralph (1550?–1611), merchant and traveller, whose origins and date of birth are obscure, is first heard of when, by the age of twenty-four or twenty-five, he completed an apprenticeship in London and became a member of the Leathersellers' Company. In 1575 the company extended a loan of ...

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