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West, Elisabethlocked

(fl. 1690–1709)
  • Roy Middleton

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West, Elisabeth (fl. 1690–1709), servant and memoirist, was born in Edinburgh. Details of her parents are not known apart from the fact that her father died on 13 January 1700. She received her early instruction from her mother and an aunt, who took great pains with her education. In the period covered by her memoir she was a servant to a succession of families in and around ...

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