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Irving, Lydialocked

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Irving, Lydia (1797–1893), philanthropist, was born on 15 May 1797 in Wellbury, Yorkshire, the eldest daughter of Hannah and John Irving; her father was clerk to W. Fry & Co., Tea Dealers and Poultry, London. She was brought up by her grandparents, who were both strict Quakers, until their deaths, when she returned to her parents' home....

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Religious Society of Friends, London