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Saffin, Johnlocked

(22 November 1626–18 July 1710)
  • John T. Shawcross

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Saffin, John (22 November 1626–18 July 1710), jurist and merchant, was born in Exeter, Devonshire, England, the son of Simon Saffin and Grace Garrett. While Saffin’s later public life is well documented, other details are vague and incomplete. Around 1634 the family immigrated to Scituate, Massachusetts, where Saffin became a student at ...

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