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Ayckbowm, Emily Harriet Elizabeth [known as Mother Emily] (1836–1900), Anglican nun, was born on 14 November 1836 in Heidelberg, Germany, the eldest surviving of the three children of the Revd Frederick (or Frederic) Ayckbowm (1793–1862) and his first wife, Mary Ann (or Anne) Hutchinson (1806–1842)...

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Crosse, Lavinia (1821–1890), Anglican nun, was born on 16 December 1821 at 45 St Giles', Norwich, the third daughter of John Green Crosse (1790–1850), surgeon and physician, and his wife, Dorothy Anne, née Bayly or Bayley (1792–1870). She had three sisters and four brothers. She inherited many of her father's personal traits: decisiveness, determination, and a concern for the poor. Educated at home, her friendship with ...

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Hughes, Marian Rebecca (1817–1912), Anglican nun, was born on 14 January 1817 at Shenington, Gloucestershire, the youngest of the three children of the Revd Robert Edward Hughes (d. 1846), rector of Shenington, and his wife, Martha Pyner (1786–c.1852). She had a brother, ...

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Isherwood, Annie Cecilia Ramsbottom [Cecile] (1862–1906), Anglican nun and educationist, was born on 14 November 1862 at Hillingdon Lodge, Uxbridge, the youngest of six children of Captain Richard Ramsbottom-Isherwood (d. 1874), an army officer, and his wife, Anna Clarendon Cox (d...

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Neale, Elizabeth (1822–1901), Anglican nun, was born at Harrow Weald on 14 July 1822, the youngest of the four children of Cornelius Neale (1789–1823), an unsuccessful playwright and Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Susanna, daughter of John Mason Good, a distinguished London physician. Following the premature death of her father, the strongest influence in ...

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Dorothy Wyndlow Pattison [Sister Dora] (1832–1878) by Charles Henry Jeens, pubd 1880 (after Mrs Williams) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pattison, Dorothy Wyndlow [known as Sister Dora] (1832–1878), Anglican nun and nurse, was born on 16 January 1832 at the rectory, Hauxwell, near Richmond, Yorkshire, the eleventh of the twelve children of the Revd Mark James Pattison (1788–1865), rector of Hauxwell, and ...

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Maria Francesca Rossetti (1827–1876) by H. Booth, 1860s V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Rossetti, Maria Francesca (1827–1876), author and Anglican nun, was born on 17 February 1827 at 38 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London. She was the eldest of the four children of Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (1783–1854), Italian exile and professor of Italian at King's College, London...