A New Description of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgshire, Cheshire, Cornwal, Cumberland, The Isle of Man, Derbyshire, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Durham, Essex. Containing, I. A Particular Survey, Both Geographical and Historical of Each County. ... V. Of the Eminent Persons Born, Or who Have Resided in Them, ...

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James Coreett [i.e. Corbett], and sold, 1749

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