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Hayley, William

Vivienne W. Painting

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/12769

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Hayley, William (1745–1820), poet and biographer, was born on 9 November 1745 in Chichester, Sussex, the second son of Thomas Hayley (1715–1748) and his second wife, Mary (1718–1774), daughter of Colonel Thomas Yates, MP for Chichester, and his wife, Margaret. Both parents had an Anglican background: ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Biographical Studies

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