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John Bancks (1709-1751)
John Bancks (1709 – 19 April 1751), also known as John Banks, was an English writer.
Bancks was born in Sonning, Berkshire, and became apprenticed to a weaver in Reading. He suffered an accident, and left the apprenticeship before completion, becoming a bookseller in Spitalfields. He wrote poetry and biography, including works on the lives of Jesus, Oliver Cromwell and William III.