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Moore [née Peg], Ann (b. 1761), the fasting woman of Tutbury, was born on 31 October 1761 at Rosliston, Derbyshire, the daughter of a labourer and sawyer, William Peg. She went into domestic service, and in 1788 married a fellow farm servant, ...


Red Lady of Paviland (fl. 33,000 bc ?), recipient of ceremonial burial, is not a historical character but an incomplete prehistoric human skeleton. The biography of the once living person can therefore only be recovered through the historical interpretations of the skeleton as a scientific object and of the context in which it was found. The remains were discovered in January 1823 by the ...


Toft [née Denyer], Mary (bap. 1703, d. 1763), the rabbit-breeder, daughter of John and Jane Denyer, was baptized at Godalming, Surrey, on 21 February 1703. She married Joshua Toft, a journeyman clothier, about 1720. They had three children, Mary, Anne, and James...


Mary Toft (bap. 1703, d. 1763) by John Faber junior (after John Laguerre) © National Portrait Gallery, London