Clap, Margaret [known as Mother Clap]
- Rictor Norton
Clap, Margaret [known as Mother Clap] (fl. 1710–1726), ‘molly house’ keeper, details of whose background are unknown, in adult life ran the best-known and most popular place of resort for homosexual men in eighteenth-century London, in Field Lane, Holborn. Homosexual men (then identified as ‘mollies’) travelled from ...