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Stockdale, Johnlocked

(c. 1749–1814)
  • Hannah Barker

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Stockdale, John (c. 1749–1814), publisher and bookseller, was born in Cumberland, the son of Priscilla Stockdale (1723?–1789); his father is unknown. He reputedly trained as a blacksmith before becoming valet to John Astley of Dukinfield, Cheshire. It was probably during this period of his life that he married ...

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