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Clarke, Mary Anne

K. D. Reynolds

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Clarke, Mary Anne (1776?–1852), royal mistress, was apparently born in Ball and Pin Alley, White's Alley, Chancery Lane, in 1776. Her parentage remains obscure, some sources giving her father's name as Thompson, and her stepfather as a compositor named Farquhar, while other sources give ...

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Subjects: British History ; Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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