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date: 10 April 2020

Spencer [married name Dowling or Dawlin], Barbaralocked

(c. 1697–1721)
  • Andrea McKenzie

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Spencer [married name Dowling or Dawlin], Barbara (c. 1697–1721), coiner, was born of 'mean parents' in the parish of St Giles Cripplegate, in London (Lives, 1.46). One of the more obscure figures in the criminal annals of the eighteenth century, very little is known of her early life. ...

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