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Avery [née Parker], Elizabeth (fl. 1614–1653), prophetess, was the daughter of Robert Parker (c. 1564–1614) and his wife, Dorothy Stevens (d. 1649/50). She was one of three children; her sister, Sarah, was baptized on 15 April 1593 and her brother, Thomas Parker (1595–1677)...

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Booth [née Mumford], Catherine (1829–1890), evangelist and writer, was born on 17 January 1829 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, the fourth of five children. Only she and her younger brother, John, survived. Her father, John Mumford (1804–1879), was a coach builder and wheelwright, and for some years a Wesleyan Methodist lay preacher. Her mother, ...

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Catherine Booth (1829–1890) by unknown photographer The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

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Evans [née Canual or Canval], Katharine (c. 1618–1692), Quaker missionary, declared to the Maltese inquisition in 1658 that she was the daughter of Anne and Roger ‘Canual’ and that she was then aged about forty; this was an Italian rendering of her maiden name, which may have been ...

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Murray [née Norman; other married name Bennet], Grace (1715–1803), follower of Methodism, daughter of Robert and Grace Norman, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 23 January 1715 into a Church of England family. At twenty-one she married Alexander Murray (d...

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Noel [formerly Edwardes; née Middleton], Diana, suo jure Baroness Barham (1762–1823), evangelical patron, was born on 18 September 1762 at Barham Court, Teston, Kent, the only child of Sir Charles Middleton (1726–1813), first lord of the Admiralty, tory MP for Rochester, and one of the nation's leading agriculturists, who was created ...

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Parr, Susanna (fl. 1650–1659), religious writer, is of unknown parents and background. Nothing is known of her early life, but by 1654 she had married a Mr Parr. What is known of Susanna is chronicled in six or more pamphlets documenting religious disputes in ...

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Rowe [née Singer], Elizabeth (1674–1737), poet and devotional writer, was born on 11 September 1674 at Ilchester, Somerset, the eldest of the three daughters of Walter Singer (d. 1719) and his wife, Elizabeth Portnell. Her father had been a nonconformist minister, and during the reign of ...

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Scott [married names Williams, Smith], Elizabeth (1707/8–1776), hymn writer, was born at Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the daughter of Thomas Scott (1679/80–1746), Independent minister, and his wife. Joseph Nicoll Scott (1702/3–1769) and Thomas Scott (1705–1775) were her brothers. In 1709 the family moved to ...

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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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Wight, Sarah (b. 1631), mystic, was born in September 1631, the daughter of Thomas Wight (d. before 1643), an official in the auditor's and exchequer's office, and Mary, née Purcel. Her mother's first husband, Edward Vaughan, was the king's receiver and surveyor for ...