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Palmer, Johnlocked

(1728–1768)
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Palmer, John (1728–1768), actor, was possibly born in Devon of a theatrical family. A sister, Mary Palmer (Mrs Adcock), is known of as an actress, but nothing is recorded of Palmer himself until he was engaged by David Garrick at Drury Lane in 1748. He had obviously acted before that season, but no trace of his early career remains. However, that he continued to play in booths at both Bartholomew and ...

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