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date: 22 October 2019

Lettsom, John Coakleylocked

(1744–1815)
  • J. F. Payne
  • , revised by Roy Porter

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Lettsom, John Coakley (1744–1815), physician and philanthropist, was born on 22 November 1744 at Little Vandyke, one of the Virgin Islands, West Indies, the son of Edward Lettsom, plantation owner, and his wife, Mary née Coakley. The Lettsoms were a Quaker family, originally from ...

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