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Macklin [Melaghlin, MacLaughlin], Charleslocked

  • Robert Shaughnessy


Macklin [Melaghlin, MacLaughlin], Charles (1699?–1797), actor and playwright, was probably born in Culdaff, co. Donegal, Ireland, the son of William Melaghlin (or McLaughlin; d. 1704), a publican, and his wife, Agnes, née Flanagan (c.1660–1759). His origins and early years have been the subject of myth, speculation, and biographical fantasy. ...

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