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Wells [née Davies; other married name Sumbel], Mary Stephenslocked

(1762–1829)
  • K. A. Crouch

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Wells [née Davies; other married name Sumbel], Mary Stephens (1762–1829), actress, one of the three daughters of Thomas Davies, a carver and gilder in Birmingham, was born in that city on 16 December 1762. Her father died in a madhouse while she was a small child. Her mother kept a tavern frequented by actors, including ...

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