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Walley, John 1644-1712 Military officer; born in London, England, about 1644. He led the first expedition against the French and Indians in Canada, Feb. 12, 1689; was lieutenant to Sir William Phipps on a similar expedition in August, 1690; landed near Quebec with 1,200 men, and after a daring but ineffectual attack reembarked; was one of the founders of Bristol, Conn. His diary of the expedition against Canada was published in the History of Massachusetts by Thomas Hutchinson. He died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 11, 1712.