Adams [née Grundy; other married name de Courcy Laffan], Bertha Jane Leith (1837–1912), novelist, was born on 24 August 1837 at Moss-side, Lancashire, the eldest daughter of Frederick Grundy, solicitor, and Jane, née Beardoe. She married an army surgeon, Andrew Leith Adams (1827–1882)...
Ellen Miller Casey
Ainsworth, William Harrison (1805–1882), novelist, was born on 4 February 1805 at 21 King Street, Manchester, the elder of two sons of Thomas Ainsworth (1778–1824), a solicitor, and his wife, Ann (1778–1842), daughter of the Revd Ralph Harrison (1748–1810), a nonconformist minister and tutor of languages and literature at the ...
Maker: Daniel Maclise
Arnold, William Delafield (1828–1859), army officer and novelist, was born at Laleham, Middlesex, on 7 April 1828, the fourth son of Thomas Arnold (1795–1842), headmaster of Rugby School, and his wife, Mary (1791–1873), daughter of the Revd John Penrose. He was educated at ...
Joel H. Baer and Debbie Welham
Aubin, Penelope (1679
Austen, Jane (1775–1817), novelist, was born on 16 December 1775 at the rectory in Steventon, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, the seventh child and younger daughter of George Austen (1731–1805), rector of Deane and Steventon and private tutor, and his wife, Cassandra (1739–1827), youngest daughter of the ...
Maker: Cassandra Austen
C. M. P. Taylor
Ayres, Ruby Mildred (1881–1955), romantic novelist, was born on 28 January 1881 at Gresham Villa, St John's Road, Watford, the third daughter of Charles Pryor (or Prior) Ayres (1850–1914), architect, and his wife, Alice Whitford (1855–1903), daughter of William Griggs, surgeon, of Ramsgate, Kent...
Bagnold, Enid Algerine [married name Enid Algerine Jones, Lady Jones] (1889–1981), novelist and playwright, was born at Borstal Cottage, Rochester, Kent, on 27 October 1889, the elder child and only daughter of Major (later Colonel) Arthur Henry Bagnold (1854–1943), a military engineer, and his wife, ...
Kathryn R. King
Barker, Jane (bap. 1652, d. 1732), poet and novelist, was baptized on 17 May 1652 in Blatherwycke, Northamptonshire, the second of three surviving children of Thomas Barker (d. 1681) and Anne, née Connock (d. 1685?). Thomas, whose family origins are uncertain, may have had a court position during the reign of ...