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                                                                        1592

Humpfrey Browne died, the first known owner of Porters.

Leigh - At the time of the Spanish Armada, Leigh was allocated a special defence force.  In 1592 Leigh was one of four English ports at which troops embarked for the invasion of Normandy; and in 1598, 1,000 troops embarked at Leigh for France.

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