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date: 14 October 2019

Clap, Margaret [known as Mother Clap]locked

(fl. 1710–1726)
  • Rictor Norton

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Clap, Margaret [known as Mother Clap] (fl. 1710–1726), ‘molly house’ keeper, details of whose background are unknown, in adult life ran the best-known and most popular place of resort for homosexual men in eighteenth-century London, in Field Lane, Holborn. Homosexual men (then identified as ‘mollies’) travelled from ...

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