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Phineas Pett (1570–1647) by unknown artist, c. 1612 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pett, Phineas (1570–1647), shipbuilder and naval administrator, was born at Deptford on 1 November 1570, the eldest son of Peter Pett (d. 1589), master shipwright, of Deptford and his second wife, Elizabeth Thornton (d. 1597). He attended school at Rochester and Greenwich...