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Dodd, James Solas (1720/21–1805), surgeon and actor, was born in London, the son of Jago Mendozo Vasconcellos de Solis, and his wife, Rebecca, daughter of John Dodd. John Dodd was in 1719 commander of the St Quintin, a merchantman trading from London to ...


Sir John Hill (bap. 1714, d. 1775) by Richard Houston (after Francis Cotes, 1757) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Hill, Sir John [pseud. the Inspector] (bap. 1714, d. 1775), physician and actor, second surviving and fourth-born son of Theophilus Hill (1680–1746) and his wife, Ann Susannah (née Yorke), was baptized on 17 November 1714, probably in the region of Peterborough...