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Cartwright, Williamlocked

(bapt London, Jan 1, 1606; d London, Dec 17, 1686).
  • Giles Waterfield

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English actor and collector. He was the son of an actor who was a friend of Edward Alleyn, founder of Dulwich College. He was himself first recorded on the stage in Norwich in 1635, but when the theatres closed down during the Commonwealth period he seems to have made his living as a bookseller in London. In ...

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Dictionary of National Biography, 63 vols and suppls (London, 1885–)