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date: 24 February 2021

Hofland [née Wreaks], Barbaralocked

(bap. 1770, d. 1844)
  • Dennis Butts

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Hofland [née Wreaks], Barbara (bap. 1770, d. 1844), children's writer and novelist, was probably born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the daughter of Robert Wreaks (d. 1773), ironmonger. She was baptized in Sheffield on 16 February 1770. After her father's death and her mother's remarriage, ...

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