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Robinson [née Darby], Mary [Perdita]locked

  • Martin J. Levy


Robinson [née Darby], Mary [Perdita] (1756/1758?–1800), author and actress, was probably born on 27 November 1758 at Minster House, College Green, Bristol, although she may have been the 'Polly Derby' baptized at St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, in 1756. She was the third of the five children (two daughters and three sons) of ...

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