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date: 25 May 2020

Dant, Joanlocked

(1631–1715)
  • Peter Fleming

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Dant, Joan (1631–1715), pedlar and benefactor, was the wife of a weaver in New Paternoster Row, Spitalfields, London, but little else is known about her early life. She had a half-brother called John Allen.

Left facing destitution on her husband's early death, Joan...

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