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Jourdain, John (c. 1572–1619), merchant navy officer

J. K. Laughton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15141

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Jourdain, John (c. 1572–1619), merchant navy officer, was born at Lyme Regis, the fourth of six children of John Jourdain (d. 1588), merchant, and Thomazin, whose maiden name was probably Jones. Sylvester Jourdain (bap. 1565, d. 1650?) was his brother. By the mid-1590s he had begun to conduct trade between ...

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