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date: 01 March 2021

Parsons, Elizabeth [called the Cock Lane Ghost]locked

(1749–1807)
  • Thomas Seccombe
  • , revised by Heather Shore

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Parsons, Elizabeth [called the Cock Lane Ghost] (1749–1807), impostor, was born at Cock Lane, in the City of London, an obscure turning between Newgate Street and West Smithfield. She was the elder of two daughters of Richard Parsons, deputy parish clerk of ...

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