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Christian History 102
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 name. Ferrar studied at Cambridge and would have gone further with
his studies but the damp air of the fens was bad for his health and he traveled
to Europe, spending time in the warmer climate of Ita...
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