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Pilkington [née van Lewen], Laetitialocked

(c. 1709–1750)
  • A. C. Elias Jr.

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Pilkington [née van Lewen], Laetitia (c. 1709–1750), poet and autobiographer, was born in Dublin or co. Cork, the eldest surviving child of John van Lewen (1684–1737), a physician and man-midwife, and Elizabeth Corry (or Casey; d. c.1742). Laetitia's father had moved from ...

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