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Codrington, Christopher (1639/40–1698), planter and colonial official, was born in Barbados, the son of Christopher Codrington (d. 1656), a planter and land speculator in Barbados, and Frances Drax, the sister of the prominent planter Sir James Drax. Nothing is known of his wife, ...

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Moseley, Edward (1682–1749), public official and planter in America, was born of unnoted parentage, probably in London. There he received a splendid education at Christ's Hospital, a charity school for orphan boys founded in 1552 by Edward VI. Boys customarily finished school at the age of fifteen, and so in December 1697, having studied surveying, ...