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Bentley, Catharine [name in religion Magdalen Augustine] (1591–1659), abbess and translator, may have been the younger sister of Ann Bentley who entered the same convent on 3 May 1611, aged twenty-two; nothing further is known of her family. She took vows at the English convent of the Poor Clares at ...

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Borthwick, Jane Laurie (1813–1897), hymn writer and translator, was born on 9 April 1813 in Edinburgh, the first daughter of James Borthwick, insurance manager of the North British Insurance Office, and his wife, Sarah Finlay, both staunch members of the Free Church of Scotland...

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Deacon, Pudentiana (1580/81?–1645), Benedictine nun and translator, was the daughter of John Deacon of Middlesex. There are no records of her education but she was received into the Abbey of the Glorious Assumption of Our Lady in Brussels in 1607, so it is likely that her family were Catholics. The English agent for ...

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Evelinge, Elizabeth [name in religion Catharine Magdalen] (1596/7–1668), abbess of Aire and translator, took vows at the English convent of the Poor Clares at Gravelines on 22 July 1620, aged twenty-three, adopting the name Sister Catharine Magdalen. Nothing is known of her family, though the ...

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Locke [née Vaughan; other married names Dering, Prowse], Anne (c. 1530–1590x1607), translator and religious activist, was the daughter of the merchant adventurer and government agent, Stephen Vaughan, and his first wife, Margery Gwynneth or Guinet (d. 1544). Vaughan died in 1549, when ...

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Roberts, R. (c. 1728–1788), translator and sermon writer, was the daughter of William Roberts, of Bristol, earlier possessor of the manor of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. William Hayward Roberts, a kinsman, was made a freeman of the city of Gloucester on 21 March 1761 and is described as 'clerk, son of ...

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Winkworth, Catherine (1827–1878), translator of hymns, was born at 20 Ely Place, Holborn, London, on 13 September 1827, the fourth of the seven children of Henry Winkworth (1792/3–1869) and Susanna Dickenson (d. 1841), both of evangelical backgrounds. Her father was a silk merchant, whose business took the family to ...

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Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878) by J. Fisher © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wyon, Olive (1881–1966), translator and theologian, was born on 7 March 1881 at 53 Maitland Park Road, Kentish Town, London, the eldest of the two sons and three daughters of Allan Wyon [see under Wyon family] and his wife, Harriet Gairdner...