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date: 08 April 2020

Masters, Sybillalocked

(?–23 August 1720)
  • Faye A. Chadwell

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Masters, Sybilla (?–23 August 1720), inventor and merchant, was the daughter of William Righton, a mariner and merchant, and Sarah (maiden name unknown). Her exact birthdate and birthplace are not known, but she may have been born in Bermuda. Her name is recorded also as Sabella or Isabella. Her parents were Quakers. By 1687 her father had emigrated from Bermuda to Burlington in the colony of West Jersey, where he purchased a plantation on the Delaware River....

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