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Cuyler [married name Rice], Margaret (1758–1814), actress and courtesan, was allegedly the daughter of an army officer who rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in an Irish regiment and died in 1790, leaving his fortune to his mistress. For this information, and for details about her early life which may have owed more to ...

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Elliot, Ann (1743–1769), courtesan and actress, was born on 16 November 1743 in Tonbridge, Kent, the daughter of Richard Elliot (1706?–1771), the sexton of Tonbridge parish church, and his wife, Mary (1716–1748). She moved to London as a lady's servant, but was soon a high-class prostitute, using the name ...

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Mahon [née Tilson], Gertrude (b. 1752, d. in or after 1808), courtesan and actress, was born in Dublin on 15 April 1752, the daughter of James Tilson (c.1715–1764), diplomat, and his wife, Gertrude, dowager countess of Kerry (c.1720–1775)...