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Thornycroft [née Francis], Mary

Nancy Proctor

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Thornycroft [née Francis], Mary (1809–1895), sculptor, born at Thornham, Norfolk, and baptized on 24 December 1809 at Redruth, Cornwall, was the third daughter of the four children of John Francis (1780–1861), sculptor, and his wife, Mary (née Nelson?), though she told her husband and children that she was born in 1814. In 1823 the ...

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Subjects: Sculpture and Carving

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