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Felton, John (d. 1628), assassin

Alastair Bellany

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Felton, John (d. 1628), assassin, was born, perhaps near Sudbury in Suffolk, the son of Thomas Felton (d. 1611×14) and his wife, Eleanor (d. in or after 1630), daughter of William Wright, one-time mayor of Durham. He was one of nine children in a family of precarious gentle status, a junior branch of the ...

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