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Griffith, Elizabeth (1727-1793), playwright and writer

Elizabeth Eger

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198117353
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Griffith, Elizabeth (1727-1793), playwright and writer


Griffith, Elizabeth (1727-1793), playwright and writer, was born on 11 October 1727 in Glamorgan, Wales, to Thomas Griffith (1680-1744), actor-manager of the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, and his wife, Jane (1694-1773), daughter of Richard Foxcroft, rector of St Michael's, Portarlington, Queen's county, Ireland. Thomas Griffith's immediate family was Welsh and ...

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