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The Death of Sarah Maria Adcock

There has long been a debate concerning the date of death of the Goldfinch, aka Sarah Maria Adcock. Some researchers give the date and location as 1786 in Edinburgh and others suggest it was 1787.1 Her Will, proved in the PCC, reveals a different...
From: Abraham Adcock on 22 Apr 2019

More From The Frail Sisterhood

The Goldfinch: the amazing Mrs Wilson, actress and singer As a follow-up to my last article ‘The Courtesan Actress and the Press‘ (see below), I discovered a rather biting piece in the Public Advertiser from 4 July 1783 concerning the antics...
From: Abraham Adcock on 1 Feb 2014

The Courtesan Actress and the Press

Perdita, Dally The Tall, and The Bird of Paradise For a number of weeks I have been studying and charting the coverage given to the ‘frail sisterhood’ in the gossip rags of 18th century London. The Morning Herald was the beacon of Cyprian...
From: Abraham Adcock on 1 Feb 2014

George the Third’s Birthday Ball, 1783

George III Birthday Ball, 1782 ‘The Carmelite, Laylock, Pea-green, and Pink were the most fashionable colours.’   In the January of 1783, Sarah Maria Adcock also known as Mrs Wilson and below as ‘Sally the Small’, attended a Masquerade at...
From: Abraham Adcock on 30 Jan 2014

Mrs Wilson: from Garrick’s equal to affectation

On Wednesday the 9th April 1777 Samuel Curwen walked to the Covent Garden Theatre to see a production of Sheridan’s Duenna followed by Wycherley’s Country Wife. He was bewitched by the actress Mrs. Wilson writing that,  ‘the Duenna...
From: Abraham Adcock on 30 Jan 2014

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