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Acton, Eliza (1799–1859), writer on cookery and poet, was born at Battle, Sussex, on 17 April 1799, the eldest of the five children of John Acton and his wife, Elizabeth, née Mercer. The Actons were a Suffolk family, and returned there soon after ...

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(Florence) Lucy Appleby (1920–2008) by unknown photographer, 1960s by kind permission of the Appleby family

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Appleby [née Walley], (Florence) Lucy (1920–2008), cheese-maker, was born on 1 February 1920 at Lighteach Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, one of eight children of Alfred Edward Walley (1886–1954), a farmer and Baptist minister, and his wife, Sarah, née Pierpoint (1891–1964). She was educated at the high school at ...

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Ashford, Mary Ann (1787–1870), domestic servant and autobiographer, was born on 30 October 1787 in London, where she was baptized at St Mary Woolnoth on 2 December 1787, the second child of Joseph Ashford (d. 1800), tanner, and his wife, Jane, née...

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Astry [married name Orlebar], Diana (bap. 1671, d. 1716), diarist and compiler of recipe books, was baptized on 2 January 1671 at St Mary's, Henbury, Gloucestershire, the third daughter and fifth child of Sir Samuel Astry (1632–1704) of Henbury, Gloucestershire, a clerk of the ...

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Isabella Mary Beeton (1836–1865) by Maull & Polyblank, c. 1860–65 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beeton [née Mayson], Isabella Mary (1836–1865), writer on household management and journalist, was born on 14 March 1836 at Milk Street, off Cheapside in the City of London, the eldest in the family of three daughters and a son of Benjamin Mayson (1801–1840)...

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Anne Blencowe, Lady Blencowe (1656–1718) circle of Michael Dahl, 1670s private collection

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Blencowe [née Wallis], Anne, Lady Blencowe (1656–1718), compiler of recipes, was born on 4 June 1656, the elder daughter and second of three surviving children of John Wallis (1616–1703), Savilian professor of geometry at the University of Oxford, and his wife, Susanna Glyde (1622–1687)...

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Cook, Ann (fl. c. 1725–c. 1760), writer on cookery, was born probably in the late 1690s, perhaps in co. Durham. Little is known of her except what appears in the autobiographical 'Plan of house-keeping' included in the second and third editions of her cookery book; her narrative is an account of her feud with ...

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Costa [née Murphy], Margaret Mary (1917–1999), restaurateur and writer on cookery, was born on 30 August 1917 in Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, where her father, Michael John Murphy, was a senior official in the customs and excise department of the Southern Rhodesian government. His job entailed frequent moves while she was growing up, including a time in ...

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Elizabeth David (1913–1992) by unknown photographer, c. 1960 © reserved; estate of Elizabeth David

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David [née Gwynne], Elizabeth (1913–1992), writer on cookery, was born on 26 December 1913 at Wootton Manor, near Polegate, Sussex, the second of four daughters of Rupert Sackville Gwynne (1873–1924), politician, and his wife, the Hon. Stella, née Ridley (d. 1973)...

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Fettiplace [née Poole; other married name Rogers], Elinor, Lady Fettiplace (b. c. 1570, d. in or after 1647), writer on household management, probably born at Pauntley, Gloucestershire, was the eldest daughter of Sir Henry Poole (d. 1616) of Sapperton in Gloucestershire...

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Fleetwood [née Smyth], Hester (d. 1714), compiler of recipes, was one of the seven children of Sir Robert Smyth (c.1594–1669) of Upton, Essex, barrister, and his wife, Judith (c.1605–1653), daughter of Nicholas Walmesley, esquire, of Dunkenhalgh, Lancashire. In 1651 or 1652 she married ...