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Webb [née Child], Lydialocked

(1736/7–1793)
  • Lesley Wade Soule

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Webb [née Child], Lydia (1736/7–1793), actress and singer, became one of the most popular actors of comic roles at the Haymarket and Covent Garden theatres. Nothing is known of her parents, nor has her forename been definitively established.

A Miss Child first appeared at the ...

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