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date: 19 January 2020

Boys, Williamlocked

  • N. A. M. Rodger


Boys, William (1700–1774), naval officer, was born at Deal on 25 June 1700, the eldest son of William Boys (d. 1756?), a woollen draper, and his wife, Jane Laurence (d. before 1756). His parents were devout nonconformists, and Boys was initially educated for the ministry; however, the passing of the 1714 ...

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