Reference Entry

Abington [née Barton], Frances [Fanny] (1737-1815), actress

Alison Oddey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Abington [née Barton], Frances [Fanny] (1737-1815), actress, was born in lowly circumstances and grew up in the slums around Drury Lane. Her mother died when she was fourteen; her father, who according to some accounts was the son of Christopher Barton of Norton, Derbyshire, was discharged as a private soldier ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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