Nicholas Ferrar

Nicholas Ferrar

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Nicholas Ferrar

Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth

date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was

not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according

to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following

March 25th.

Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His family was

quite wealthy and were heavily involved in the Virginia Company, which had a Royal

Charter for the plantation of Virginia. People like Sir Walter Raleigh were often visitors to

the family home in London. Ferrars' niece was named Virginia, the first known use of this


Nicholas Ferrar

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