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Read, Katharinelocked

  • F. M. O'Donoghue
  • , revised by Dorcas Taylor


Read, Katharine (1723–1778), portrait painter, was born on 3 February 1723 in Dundee, Forfarshire, the daughter of Alexander Read of Turfbeg, a Dundee merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Wedderburn (1699–1756), daughter of Sir John Wedderburn, baronet. The family's strong Jacobite connections and the ensuing failure of the 1745 rising may have been a contributing factor in the decision to send her to ...

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