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Death of Lavinia Fenton

24th January 1760

Lavinia Fenton, died 24 January 1760. Lavinia had been a child prostitute, a waitress, and a barmaid before becoming an actress. She would run away with her loverĀ Charles Powlett, 3rd Duke of Bolton, a man twenty-three years older than herself in 1728 after one of her performances.

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