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Killigrew, Charles (1655–1724/5), theatre manager and master of the revels, was born at Maestricht on 29 December 1655. He was the first son of Thomas Killigrew (1612–1683), dramatist, groom of the bedchamber (1661–83), and master of the revels (1673–7), and Charlotte (d...

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Wade, William (1734/5–1809), master of ceremonies, though often identified as the illegitimate son or nephew of Field Marshal George Wade (1673–1748), was more probably his great-nephew and the grandson of George's brother William Wade (1670–1732), canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor. He was educated at ...