He was the son of a clothier in humble circumstances, at Romsey, in Hampshire, where he was born in 1623.
He was certainly a Kentish man, and probably the son of a London clothier.
It is said that in 1713, there was but one clothier in the colony.
I know the rascals: my barber, clothier, and linen-draper dispose of my estate!
He waited with equanimity until his father could ...