in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Metalwork. 971 words.
Portal, Abraham (bap. 1726, d. 1809), goldsmith and playwright, was born in Clowne, Derbyshire, and baptized there on 10 May 1726, the son of Peter William Portal (1685–1768), a Church of...