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Hawley, John, the elder (c. 1350–1408), pirate, merchant, and administrator

Susan Rose

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/50130

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Hawley, John, the elder (c. 1350–1408), pirate, merchant, and administrator, of Dartmouth, Devon, was the younger son of the first John Hawley who settled in Dartmouth some time before 1340. Hawley was elected mayor for the first time in 1374—the beginning of a career which would make him the richest and most important man in ...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport ; Political Institutions ; Public Administration ; Property Law ; Property Crime ; World History ; Travel and Holiday

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