William Beckford

Standard Name: Beckford, William,, 1709 - 1770


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Birth William Beckford
WB , gothicist, was born in Soho Square, Soho, London, the only legitimate offspring of a father with at least eight illegitimate children.
Chapman, Guy Patterson. Beckford. Jonathan Cape.
Family and Intimate relationships William Beckford
His father, also William Beckford , was an immensely wealthy sugar-planter born in Jamaica, who married at forty-seven. He combined being a colonial slave owner of great wealth with being also . ....
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Hervey
Her stepfather, William Beckford , was, like her biological father, extremely wealthy and a slave-owner. Remarkably in these circumstances, he was also a prominent radical in politics. He died in 1780.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.


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