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Odell, Thomaslocked

(1691–1749)
  • William R. Jones

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Odell, Thomas (1691–1749), playwright, was the son of a substantial Buckinghamshire landowner. About the age of twenty-three he went to London, where through the interest of Lord Wharton he secured a pension from the government. But the death of Wharton in 1715 'and some other accidents' left his fortunes 'somewhat impaired' (...

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