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Barry, Lording

David Kathman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Property Law; Property Crime; World History; Travel and Holiday. 932 words.

Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629), playwright and pirate, was baptized on 17 April 1580 in St Laurence Pountney, St Laurence Pountney Lane, London, the fifth of eleven children of...

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Burk, John Daly

Sally L. Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; History; Journalism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 970 words.

Burk, John Daly (1776?–?11 Apr. 1808), editor, historian, and dramatist, was born in Ireland, arriving in America at the age of twenty. His parents’ names are unknown. He was a student at...

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Chiltern Hundreds

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

Members of Parliament cannot resign directly and must therefore, if they wish to retire, apply for an office of profit under the crown, which disqualifies them. By convention this is the...

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Collens, Thomas Wharton

Caryn Cossé Bell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1426 words.

Collens, Thomas Wharton (23 June 1812–03 November 1879), Creole jurist and writer, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of John Wharton Collens and Marie Louise de Tabiteau....

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Dover, John

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 548 words.

Dover, John (1644–1725), lawyer and playwright, was born in October 1644 at Shirley Farm, Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire, and baptized on 28 October, the second son of Captain John Dover...

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Hughes, Sir Thomas

P. J. Finkelpearl.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 437 words.

Hughes, Sir Thomas (fl. 1571–1623), lawyer and playwright, a native of Cheshire, matriculated at Queens' College, Cambridge, in November 1571, and proceeded BA (1575/6) and MA (1579). From...

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Jefferson, Eddie

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Blues; Jazz; Dance; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1036 words.

Jefferson, Eddie (03 August 1918–09 May 1979), jazz singer, lyricist, and tap dancer, was born Edgar Jefferson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Information about his parents is unknown. It is...

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Langner, Lawrence

Roger A. Hall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1470 words.

Langner, Lawrence (30 May 1890–26 December 1962), patent agent, playwright, and theatrical producer, was born in Swansea, South Wales, the son of Baruch Bernard Freedman, a businessman, and...

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Mortimer, Sir John Clifford

Valerie Grove.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature. 2251 words.

Mortimer, Sir John Clifford (1923–2009), barrister and author, was born on 21 April 1923 at 7 The Pryors, Hampstead, London, the only child of (Herbert) Clifford Mortimer (1884–1961), a...

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Smith, Matthew

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 3 words.

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