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date: 06 May 2021

Postlethwayt, Jameslocked

  • Peter Groenewegen


Postlethwayt, James (1711–1761), writer on finance and demography, was born on 29 April 1711 and baptized on 20 May at St Dunstan's, Stepney, Middlesex, the second son of John Postlethwayt (1671–1729), victualler of Limehouse, and his wife, Rebecca, née Blundell (b. 1678)...

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Royal Society, London
Gentleman's Magazine