Jermyn, Sir Wade

Sir Wade Jermyn, b.?-d. 1768. One of the early explorers of the African Congo. He was ridiculed when, in his book, Observations on the Several Parts of Africa, he claimed to have found a prehistoric white civilization. In truth he had found a race of white apes who built a stone city in the Congo and had married a princess of that race, thus the look and troubles of his ancestors. In 1765 he was placed in the madhouse at Huntington. He died in 1768. Great-great-great grandfather of Sir Arthur Jermyn.

[Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and his Family - H.P.L.]

See also: Observations on the Several Parts of Africa