Clavell, John

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Clavell, John Gender: M
born on 11 May 1601 Jul.Cal. (21 May 1601 greg.) at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Sherborne, England, 50n57, 2w31
Timezone LMT m2w31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°42' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 24°18 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 20°41'


English highwayman, author, lawyer, and doctor. He is known for his poem A Recantation of an Ill Led Life, and his play The Soddered Citizen. His life is mainly split into two parts: his early life in England, where he grew up, lived as a highwayman, and started his reformation, and the latter part of his life in England and Ireland where he was a lawyer and physician. The exact date of John Clavell's death is unknown. One document says he died in 1642 where another document says he died in 1643.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Soddered Citizen" by John Clavell, et al (1935), p. xiii: "[according to] miscellaneous biographical and astrological collections of the seventeenth century . . . He was born on Monday, 11 May 16o1, at 11.30 pm, presumably at his father's house [near Sherborne]."


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Highwayman)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Playwright)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet