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Wrighten [other married name Pownall], Mary Ann [née Mary Matthews]locked

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Wrighten [other married name Pownall], Mary Ann [née Mary Matthews] (1751–1796), singer and actress, was born in Hoxton, London, on 14 September 1751, the daughter of William Matthews (d. 1797) and his wife, Mary. Her father was variously described as a jeweller or a butcher, and at his death reportedly sold newspapers, but in his will he called himself a 'dealer in coals' (...

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