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Davis [Davies; married name Paisible], Mary [Moll]

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Scottish History. 1326 words.

Davis [Davies; married name Paisible], Mary [Moll] (c. 1651–1708), actress and royal mistress, was said to be 'a bastard of Collonell Howard, my Lord Barkeshire' (Pepys, 9.24), a phrase...

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Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell]

S. M. Wynne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Scottish History. 3054 words.

Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell] (1651?–1687), actress and royal mistress, was born, according to a contemporary horoscope, on 2 February 1651. Her parentage remains obscure, as does her place of...

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