Sessions Roll which
first mentions Knockfergus, the area around
the Tower of London , 1609
Look carefully at the third line down on the
right hand side and you will see Knockfergus
on Knockfergus session roll]
on seeing Mrs Woffington appear in the characters
of Andromache, Hermione and Lady Townley. The
Gentleman's Magazine, 1751.
Famous and popular people of the day often
had verses written about them. Here the poet
praises the skill and charm of Peg Woffington.
Today people would have articles written about
them in magazines and newspapers.