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date: 05 August 2020

Thornton, Anne Janelocked

(b. 1817)
  • Julie Wheelwright


Thornton, Anne Jane (b. 1817), sailor and cross-dresser, was born in Gloucestershire, the daughter of a prosperous merchant. After her mother's death in 1823 her father moved to Donegal, Ireland, where he opened another highly successful shop. At age fifteen she met an American, ...

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