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date: 14 December 2019

Webster, Johnlocked

  • David Gunby


Webster, John (1578x80–1638?), poet and playwright, was born in London, the son of John Webster (c.1550–1614/15) and Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Coates, blacksmith, of St Giles Cripplegate. The parish records of St Sepulchre, Newgate, where the family lived, were destroyed in the great fire of ...

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