Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

Reference Entry

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811-1856), comic writer and police magistrate

Paul Schlicke

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26
À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811-1856), comic writer and police magistrate

Preview

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811-1856), comic writer and police magistrate, was born at The Grange, Hampstead, Middlesex, on 17 February 1811, the third son of William A'Beckett (1777-1855), a reform solicitor, and his wife, Sarah Abbott. His forebears were an ancient Wiltshire family, who traced their ancestry back to the ...

Reference Entry.  1232 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »