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Fenwick, John (1617/18–1683), settler in America, was the second of four sons of William Fenwick (1581–1647), landowner, of Stanton Hall, Northumberland, and his wife, Elizabeth (bap. 15 Feb 1578), daughter of Sir Cotton Gargrave of Nostell, Yorkshire. John Fenwick was entered at ...

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Franck, Richard (c. 1624–c. 1708), travel writer, appears to have been born in Cambridge. Nothing at all is known about his parentage or early childhood, and although he alludes to his education having been at the university there is no independent corroboration to support this suggestion. Because he is referred to as 'Captain' in an approving poem prefixed to his principal publication, there is reason to think that he saw service in the civil wars of the 1640s. Moreover, his unembarrassed enumeration of six great patriots of the English nation—...

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Hughes, Ezekiel (1766–1849), settler in America, was born at Cwm Carnedd Uchaf, Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, on 22 August 1766, the second son of Richard Hughes (1734/5–1815), freehold farmer, and his wife, Ann Jones. Hughes received some education at Shrewsbury, and in May 1786 he was bound apprentice to ...

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Rowlandson [née White; other married name Talcott], Mary (c. 1637–1711), colonist in America and author, was born in Somerset, probably at South Petherton, daughter of John White (1602–1673), farmer, and his wife, Joan West (1606–1654). In 1639 her parents migrated with other puritans to ...

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Saxby [née Howell], Mary (1738–1801), vagrant and memoirist, was born in London, the daughter of John Howell, a silk weaver, and his wife, Susanna, who died soon afterwards during childbirth. Mary's father remarried and had two further sons, one of whom—together with ...

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Wyld, James, the younger (1812–1887), cartographer and geographical publisher, was born in North Street, Lambeth, Surrey, on 20 November 1812, the son of James Wyld the elder and his wife, Elizabeth Legg. He was baptized in the Ebenezer Chapel, Mayfair, on 26 December 1812. He was educated at the ...

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James Wyld the younger (1812–1887) by unknown engraver, pubd 1857 (after John Jabez Edwin Mayall) © National Portrait Gallery, London