Lewis, William, 1708-1781

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1708
Death 1781

Biographical notes:

Epithet: JP for Anglesey

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Epithet: Reader at the Inner Temple

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Epithet: vicar of Hillingdon, county Middlesex

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Epithet: of Add MS 36051

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Epithet: of Add MS 36065

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Epithet: of Add MS 41803

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Epithet: of Abersychan Mon

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Epithet: Reverend; of London

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Epithet: Lieutenant of Marines

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Epithet: Member of the Council of State; of Stowe MS 142

Title: Baronet

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Biography

William Lewis was born in Providence, Rhode Island; he decided on a dancing career after seeing the Frisco Kid perform in the early 1920s; began in vaudeville with the group, Sunshowers, and later with a travelling minstrel show; his wife Elsie studied Russian ballet and tap dancing; danced at Capital Music Hall in New York with the the Chester Hale Girls; William and Elsie joined a touring group, Gobs of joy; after 1932, William Lewis returned to Rhode Island and opened a dancing school; after their baby was born, Lewis danced and served as an MC throughout the state; after the U.S. became involved in World War II, he took a job in an ammunitions factory; continued to do MC work until 1960, after which he continued to perform in nursing homes.

From the guide to the William Lewis Papers, 1918-1947, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Vaudeville--United States--Archival resources

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Oxwick, Glamorganshire (as recorded)
  • Liege, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Bruges, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Rochdale, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Prussia, Germany (as recorded)
  • Bremen, Germany (as recorded)
  • Sherrington, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Dover, Kent (as recorded)
  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire (as recorded)
  • Argentine Confederation, South America (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Drumclog, Lanarkshire (as recorded)
  • Torquay, Devon (as recorded)
  • Devynnock, Brecknockshire (as recorded)
  • Uruguay, South America (as recorded)
  • Cologne, Germany (as recorded)
  • Sussex, England (as recorded)
  • Danzig, Germany (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire (as recorded)
  • Paris, France (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Melfi, Italy (as recorded)
  • Welton-cum-Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Southampton, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Cornwall, England (as recorded)
  • Flanders, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Cashel, Tipperary (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Carlisle, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • New York State, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Coventry, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Culloden, Invernesshire (as recorded)
  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • Great Kimble, Buckinghamshire (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Italy, Europe (as recorded)
  • Hamburg, Germany (as recorded)
  • Coventry, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Norberne, Norway (as recorded)
  • Chichester, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • North Erpingham, Hundred of, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Bayonne, France (as recorded)
  • Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (as recorded)
  • Buckinghamshire, England (as recorded)
  • Barbados, the Carribean (as recorded)
  • Flintshire, Wales (as recorded)
  • Lewes, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Gelderland, the Netherlands (as recorded)
  • Lindley, West Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Hamburg, Germany (as recorded)
  • Dover, Kent (as recorded)