Person Male Born 19/2/1717 Died 20/1/1779
Actor, dramatist and theatre manager. Born Hereford. Left home and travelled to London with Samuel Johnson. As a friend of the Adams brothers he was in 1772, one of the first residents in their newly built Adelphi Terrace, buying number 5 (later renumbered 4) where he died. More often portrayed in his lifetime than any contemporary, save for the monarch.