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Douce, Francislocked

(1757–1834)
  • C. Hurst

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Douce, Francis (1757–1834), antiquary and collector, was born on 13 July 1757 in London, the fourth and last child of Francis Douce (d. 1799), attorney, of the six clerks' office, and his wife, Ellen Tapley (d. 1799). His relationship with his father was not affectionate: 'my grandfather was a domestic despot, and tyrannized over my father, who thought proper to retaliate upon me' (...

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Gentleman's Magazine
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)