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Docwra [née Waldegrave], Annelocked

(c. 1624–1710)
  • Michael Mullett

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Docwra [née Waldegrave], Anne (c. 1624–1710), religious writer, was the eldest daughter of Sir William Waldegrave of Bures, Suffolk, of a leading gentry family and a justice under Charles I. When she was about fifteen her father stimulated what became her considerable study of the law by directing her to read the statutes of the realm, since women 'must live under [the laws] as well as men' (...

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(1900–)