- Sidney Lee
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Bowdler, Jane (1743–1784), poet and essayist, was born on 14 February 1743 at Ashley, near Bath, the eldest child of Thomas Bowdler (bap. 1719, d. 1785) and his wife, Elizabeth Stuart Bowdler, née Cotton (d. 1797). She was the sister of John Bowdler the elder (1746–1823)...