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Ball, Hannah (1734–1792), follower of Wesleyan Methodism and diarist, was born on 13 March 1734, probably in Buckinghamshire. Nothing is known of her family other than that she was one of a family of twelve children and that her mother died in 1779, aged seventy-nine. At the age of nine she went to live with an uncle in ...

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Bathurst, Ann (b. c. 1638, d. in or before 1704), diarist and prophet, is of unknown parentage. What little is known of her origins is found in the eight-page autobiography that begins her two-volume diary, 'Rhapsodical Meditations and Visions', a manuscript that covers the period 17 March 1679 to 21 October 1696 (...

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Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and social activist, was born on 7 May 1850 at 82 Upper Stamford Street near Waterloo, Lambeth, London...

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Doddridge [née Maris], Mercy (1709–1790), dissenting laywoman and letter-writer, was born on 4 September 1709 at The Friary, Worcester, the daughter of Richard Maris (bap. 1672, d. 1752), a well-established baker and maltster, and his second wife, Elizabeth Brindley (d...

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Harrison, Ethel Bertha (1851–1916), positivist and essayist, was born at Highgate Hill, London, on 27 October 1851, the only daughter of William Harrison (1805–1883), a wealthy West India merchant, and his wife, Anne Tonge Lake (1819–1876), who had four older sons. Ethel grew up in ...

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Hayes [other married name Smith], Alice (1657–1720), Quaker preacher and autobiographer, was born at Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, the daughter of 'honest parents', whose names are unknown but who brought her up as a member of the Church of England (Hayes, 3...

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Holland, Catherine [name in religion Mechtildis] (1637–1720), Roman Catholic convert, nun, and autobiographer, was one of eleven children (six sons and five daughters) of Sir John Holland, first baronet (1603–1701), of Quidenham, Norfolk, and his wife, the Catholic heiress Alathea Sandys, née...

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Love [née Stone], Mary (fl. 1639–1660), religious writer and biographer, was the daughter of Matthew Stone, a London merchant. Following the deaths of both her parents she lived in the household of the London alderman, John Warner, where in 1639 she met and was spiritually inspired by ...

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Pearson [née Sibson], Jane (1735?–1816), Quaker minister and autobiographer, was born at Newtown, near Carlisle, one of the four children of Jonathan and Jane Sibson. Her posthumously assembled and published autobiography, Sketches of piety, in the life and religious experiences of Jane Pearson extracted from her own memorandum...

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Stephenson, Sarah (1738–1802), Quaker minister and autobiographer, was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland, the elder daughter and first of three children of Daniel Stephenson and Sarah Storrs. The only source of information about her life, Memoirs of the Life and Travels in the Service of the Gospel of Sarah Stephenson...

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Stirredge [née Tayler, Tayer], Elizabeth (1634–1706), Quaker prophet and autobiographer, was born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, of strict puritan parents, William Tayler or Tayer, and his wife. Spurred on by the preaching of John Audland and John Camm in 1654, and the ministry of ...

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Sturge, Matilda (1829–1903), Quaker minister and essayist, was born on 29 May 1829 at Wilson Street, St Paul's, Bristol, the sixth of eight children of Jacob Player Sturge (1793–1857), surveyor, and Sarah (1789–1867), daughter of William Stephens and his wife, Ann Dawe. She was born into the quietist tradition of Quakerism, and her parents maintained restrictions on dress, speech, and entertainment while other Quakers were relaxing them. Their home was 'somewhat austere' (...

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Venn, Anne (bap. 1627, d. 1654), religious radical and diarist, was baptized in London on 1 January 1627 at All Hallows, Bread Street, the only daughter of John Venn (bap. 1586, d. 1650), a silk merchant trading from his shop on Bread Street...

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Waller [née Paget], Anne, Lady Waller [other married name Anne Harcourt, Lady Harcourt] (d. 1661), diarist and patron of clergy, was the youngest daughter of William Paget, fifth Baron Paget (1572–1629), and his wife, Lettice Knollys (d. 1655); William Paget, ...