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date: 03 April 2020

Ray, Marthalocked

(1742?–1779)
  • William Weber

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Ray, Martha (1742?–1779), singer and murder victim, was born near Covent Garden, London, probably in 1742, though some sources suggest 1745. When she was about fourteen her father, a stay maker, apprenticed her for five years to Mrs Sarah Silver, a maker of mantuas (cloaks) in ...

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