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Aguilar, Grace (1816–1847), writer on Jewish history and religion and novelist, was born on 2 June 1816 in Hackney, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of Emanuel Aguilar (1787–1845), merchant, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1854), daughter of Jacob Dias Fernandez...

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Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann (1790–1872), novelist and writer on the supernatural, was born in Borough Green, Kent, on 20 September 1790, the daughter of John Stevens (1758–1833), a farmer and later the proprietor of the popular Regency haunt Stevens's Hotel, and his first wife, ...

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Dougall, Lily (1858–1923), novelist and religious author, younger daughter of John Dougall and his wife, Elizabeth Redpath, was born in Montreal, Canada, on 16 April 1858 and privately educated there. Her elder brother, John Redpath Dougall, became owner and editor of the Montreal Witness...

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Furlong, Monica Mavis (1930–2003), novelist and writer on religion, was born on 17 January 1930 at 29 Kenton Park Avenue, Kenton, Middlesex, the younger daughter of Alfred Gordon Furlong (c.1889–c.1970), a motor tyre salesman of Irish descent, and his wife, ...

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Holt, Emily Sarah (1836–1893), novelist and author of religious tracts, was born at Stubbylee, Lancashire, and baptized on 25 June 1836 at Bacup, Lancashire, the second daughter and third child of John Holt (d. 1856) of Stubbylee Hall, landowner, and his wife, ...

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Knowles, Mabel Winifred [pseuds. May Wynne, Lester Lurgan] (1875–1949), popular writer and church worker, was born at Ribblesdene, Leigham Court Road, Streatham, London, on 1 January 1875, the second daughter of William Knowles, a London merchant banker, and his wife, Emma Letitia Paxton...