in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Surgery. 577 words.
Bancroft, John (1655–1696), playwright and surgeon, was born in London, perhaps in the Postern, on 3 June 1655, the son of John Bancroft (bap. 1614, d. 1705), sergeant carver to the lord...