Item VI/ii/19 - Eccentricities for Edinburgh

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-VI/ii/19


Eccentricities for Edinburgh


  • 1957 (Accumulation)

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12mo, 1 volume

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COLMAN, GEORGE, only son of George Colman (adm. 1741, qv); b. 21 Oct 1762; adm. 30 Jun 1772; saved from drowning, whilst bathing in the Thames opposite Dicky Roberts’s boat house, by his schoolfellow George Cranstoun (qv); Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 28 Jan 1780; King’s Coll. Aberdeen, 1781-3; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 9 Aug 1784; Manager, Haymarket Theatre, 1789-1813; Lieut., Yeomen of the Guard, 13 May 1820- Sep 1831 (check); Examiner of Plays, Lord Chamberlain’s Office, from 19 Jan 1824; author, Broad Grins, 1802, Random Records, 1830, and of the plays The Iron Chest, 1796, The Heir at Law, 1797, and John Bull, 1803; his Random Records contains interesting reminiscences of his schooldays and schoolfellows; m. at Gretna Green 3 Oct 1784 (and at Chelsea Parish Church 10 Nov 1788) Catherine Morris, actress, St. Luke’s, Chelsea; d. 17 Oct 1836. DNB.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  • English


  • Latin


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