Note: John was a self styled ambassador to India, appointed by the East India Company in 1599; he claimed to be the representative of Queen Elizabeth I. In addition to his child born in England, he had two illegitimate children by a Persian woman. A son and daughter were still living with their mother in Persia at the time of John's death. John left London 12 Feb 1599 in the "Hector" with Richard Parsons as it's master. On 27 April 1599 they arrived at Zante where John hired a "saettia" and went to Izmir, Turkey and on to Constantinople, arriving 29 Oct 1599. He stayed in Constantinople for six months, resuming his journey and arrived in Aleppo 24 May 1600. He left Aleppo and arrived at Bir at the edge of the Euphrates River with about 600 people. According to the East India Company records, John made a second trip to India in early 1614. It was on this trip that he fell ill and died, He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Ajmer, India.
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