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Holcroft, Thomas

Gary Kelly

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/13487

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Holcroft, Thomas (1745–1809), writer, was born in Orange Court, Leicester Fields, London, on 10 December 1745, the son of Thomas Holcroft (d. 1797), a shoemaker, and his wife, Sarah, an occasional costermonger. He was baptized at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 25 December. Detailed knowledge of ...

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Subjects: Literature

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