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date: 06 March 2021

Ancell, Samuellocked

  • Sidney Lee
  • , revised by Alastair W. Massie


Ancell, Samuel (1755/6–1802), military writer, was born in Wapping, Middlesex; nothing is known of his parents. An engraver by trade, in 1772 he enlisted in the army, and on 19 April 1777, aged twenty-one, he was drafted at Chatham from the 15th to the ...

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