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date: 20 October 2019

Fenton [née Besswick; married name Powlett or Paulet], Lavinia, duchess of Boltonlocked

(1710–1760)
  • Olive Baldwin
  •  and Thelma Wilson

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Fenton [née Besswick; married name Powlett or Paulet], Lavinia, duchess of Bolton (1710–1760), actress and singer, was born on 7 October 1710 and baptized at St Margaret Westminster on 22 October as Lavinia Besswick, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth. According to The Life of Lavinia Beswick, alias Fenton, alias Polly Peachum...

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