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date: 18 September 2019

Beecroft, Johnlocked

(1790–1854)
  • Howard Temperley
  • , revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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Beecroft, John (1790–1854), west African explorer and consul, was born near Whitby. Little is known about his early years beyond the fact that in 1805, while serving aboard a coasting vessel, he was captured by a French privateer and held prisoner until the peace of 1814. He subsequently joined the ...

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