See also:English actor, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the loth of
See also:August 1749, the son of a watchmaker . As a youth, he appeared in the provinces, in minor parts; and at Bath in 1768 he formed a connexion with a Mrs Walmsley, a
See also:milliner, who
See also:bore him a son, but whom he afterwards deserted . His first London appearance was at the Haymarket in 1776 as Flaw in
See also:Samuel Foote's The Cozeners, but when
See also:George Colman took over the theatre he was given better parts and became its leading actor . In 1779 he was at Covent
See also:Garden, and played there or at the Haymarket until his
See also:death on the 31st of
See also:October 1790 . Ascribed to him are The Last
See also:Legacy of
See also:John Edwin, 178o; Edwin's Jests and Edwin's Pills to Purge Melancholy . His son, JOHN EDWIN (1768-1805), made a first appearance on the stage at the Haymarket. as Hengo in
See also:Beaumont and
See also:Fletcher's Bonduca in 1778, and from that
See also:time acted frequently with his
See also:father, and managed the private theatricals organized by his intimate friend
See also:Lord Barrymore at Wargrave, Berks . In 1791 he married
See also:Elizabeth Rebecca
See also:Richards, an actress already well known in juvenile parts, and played at the
See also:Hay-market and elsewhere thereafter with her . He died in
See also:Dublin on the 22nd of
See also:February 18o5 . His widow joined the
See also:Drury Lane
See also:company (then playing, on account of the
See also:fire of 1809, at the
See also:Lyceum), and took all the leading characters in the comedies of the
See also:day . She died on the 3rd of August 1854 .
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