Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Castell, William

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CASTELL, WILLIAM (d. 1645), published ‘A Petition exhibited to the High Court of Parliament for the Propagating of the Gospel in America and the West Indies, and for settling our Colonies there,’ 1641, reprinted in Force's ‘Tracts,’ vol. i. 1836; and ‘A Short Discoverie of the coasts of the Continent of America, from the Equinoctiall Northward, and of the adjacent Isles,’ 1644, reprinted in Osborne's ‘Voyages,’ 1745. He became rector of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, in 1627, and died on 4 July 1645.

[Brydges's Northamptonshire, i. 354; British Museum Catalogue.]

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