Hearn, Mary Anne [pseud. Marianne Farningham] (1834–1909), religious writer, was born on 17 December 1834 at Farningham, Kent, the eldest child of Joseph Hearn, a small tradesman and village postmaster, and his wife, Rebecca Bowers, the daughter of a paper maker and preacher. Her devout parents, who attended a local (Particular) Baptist church at ...
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Law [née Frost], Harriet Teresa (1831–1897), secularist, was born in Ongar, Essex, on 5 November 1831, the daughter of Henry Frost, a butcher, farmer, and contractor. She was reared as a Strict Baptist in the severe Calvinist tradition. When her family moved to ...