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Smith, John (bap. 1580, d. 1631), soldier and colonial governor

Gwenda Morgan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25835

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Smith, John (bap. 1580, d. 1631), soldier and colonial governor, was baptized on 9 January 1580 at Willoughby by Alford in Lincolnshire, the son of George Smith (d. 1596), whose family was from Lancashire, and Alice Rickard, from a Yorkshire family. A yeoman, ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Warfare and Defence ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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