John Wheeler

(c. 1591—1617) secretary of the Company of Merchant Adventurers

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Wheeler was born in London in 1560 (baptized 19 March), and died there some time in 1617. His father, Henry Wheeler, was a prosperous London grocer. Wheeler also became a grocer and then joined the society of Merchant Adventurers, by 1612 he was serving as secretary at Middelburg. He had some association with Cokayne, and appears to have been deprived of his post as a result; it appears he returned to London from the Netherlands to seek redress and petition James I. He has often been identified with John Wheeler, burgess and MP of Great Yarmouth, but Holtgen (2003) concludes that they are separate and unrelated individuals.


From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.

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