Pilkington [née Hopkins], Mary Susanna
- S. J. Skedd
Pilkington [née Hopkins], Mary Susanna (1761–1839), educational and children's writer, was baptized on 6 April 1761 at St Michael's, Cambridge, the daughter of Allen Hopkins (d. 1773), a surgeon, and his wife, Mary Thornhill, of Stilton. Her parents had married on 7 December 1759; she gave her age as sixty-three in January 1825. According to her own account, she was 'educated under the prospect of enjoying an Independent, if not an Affluent, Fortune' (...