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date: 17 August 2019

Merrifield [née Watkins], Mary Philadelphialocked

(1804–1889)
  • Rosemary Mitchell

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Merrifield [née Watkins], Mary Philadelphia (1804–1889), writer on art and algologist, was born on 15 April 1804 in Brompton, London, the daughter of a conveyancing barrister, Sir Charles Watkins. In 1827 she married John Merrifield of Tavistock (1788/9–1877), who was called to the ...

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