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date: 16 January 2021

Hawkesworth, Johnlocked

(bap. 1720, d. 1773)
  • Karina Williamson

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Hawkesworth, John (bap. 1720, d. 1773), writer, was born in Tottenham Court, London, and baptized on 28 October 1720 at St Pancras, the second of three children of John Hawkesworth (d. 1752), a watch engraver, and his wife, Ann, née Cornford. His father, who was a dissenter, probably presbyterian, had some knowledge of Latin and Greek and was fluent in French. Partly because of the collapse of the ...

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