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Kemble [née Hopkins; other married name Brereton], Priscilla (1758-1845), actress

Peter Thomson

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/15324

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Kemble [née Hopkins; other married name Brereton], Priscilla (1758-1845), actress, was born in London on 17 December 1758, the younger daughter of two struggling actors, William Hopkins (d. 1780) and Elizabeth Barton (1731-1801). It was not until after her birth that her father became established as prompter to, and her ...

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