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date: 20 October 2019

Parsons, Abrahamlocked

(d. 1785)
  • H. M. Chichester
  • , revised by Deborah Manley


Parsons, Abraham (d. 1785), traveller and commercial consul, was born probably in Bristol, the son of a merchant captain. In early life he visited many countries in command of merchant vessels, an occupation that suited a man 'naturally fond of novelty, and remarkably inquisitive' (...

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