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date: 20 August 2019

Johnson, Captainlocked

(1771/2–1839)
  • J. K. Laughton
  • , revised by J. Gilliland

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Johnson, Captain (1771/2–1839), smuggler and pilot, was in 1798 captured in an affray with revenue officers on the Sussex coast and imprisoned in the new gaol in the Borough in London, from which he made his escape 'in a most daring way' (...

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Gentleman's Magazine
T. H. Ward, ed., (1885); repr. (Graz, 1968)