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Davenport [née Harvey], Mary Ann (1759–1843), actress

Joseph Knight

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Davenport [née Harvey], Mary Ann (1759–1843), actress, was born at Launceston, Cornwall. Her stage début took place at Bath on 21 December 1784, when she appeared as Lappet in Henry Fielding's The Miser. After two seasons at Bath she performed in Exeter...

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Subjects: Theatre

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