Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Shenstone, Williamlocked

  • Paul Baines


Shenstone, William (1714–1763), writer, was born on 18 November 1714 at The Leasowes, the family farm on Mucklow Hill, north-east of Halesowen, then part of Shropshire, and baptized at Halesowen church on 6 December, the elder of two sons of Thomas Shenstone (1685/6–1724)...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Notes and Queries