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date: 16 October 2019

Rocque, Johnlocked

(1704?–1762)

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Rocque, John (1704?–1762), land surveyor and cartographer, was born in France, one of four children of a Huguenot family which settled in Geneva after fleeing France. He probably arrived in England in 1709, though his life before his publishing career began in 1734 is obscure. He always remained in close touch with the French protestant community in ...

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