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His Adventures and Exploits :
A TALE OF THE TIMES
OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE AND QUEEN ANNE.
BY WILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON,
PETER THE WHALER, MARK SEAWORTH, ;” “TRUE BLUE,"
SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS,
JOHN DEANE was a real person, and I
hope that the readers of this my book
about him will be as much pleased with it as I was with the history of his adventures, placed in my hands by a friend who long resided at Nottingham. He was born at that town A.D. 1679. Though of gentle parentage, in his early days he followed the occupation of a drover. He then went to sea, and became a Captain in the Navy ; after that he was a Merchant Adven
He next took service under Peter the
Great, and commanded a Russian ship-of-war. On leaving Russia, he obtained the post of British Consul at Ostend, held by him for many years.
Returning home, he was made a Burgess of his native town, and took up his abode at the neighbouring village of Wilford, where, in 1760, he died. In the quiet churchyard of that sweet spot, his tomb and that of his beloved wife Elizabeth are to