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See Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus, fourth baronet

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See Mills, Sir John Lewis Ernest Watts

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Carey [née Jackson], Mary, Lady Carey (b. c. 1609, d. in or after 1680), author of verse and autobiographical meditations, was the daughter and heir of Sir John Jackson of Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland; she wrote of her family that 'I had tenderly loving parents' (...

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Dayus [née Greenhill; other married name Flood], Kate [pseud. Kathleen Dayus] (1903–2003), jewellery enameller and autobiographer, was born on the edge of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, at 20 Court 4 House, Camden Street, Hockley, on 1 February 1903, the fifth child of seven who survived infancy, to ...

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Delaval [née Livingston], Lady Elizabeth (1648?–1717), memoirist and Jacobite agent, was the only child of James Livingston, first earl of Newburgh (1621/2–1670), nobleman, and his first wife, Catherine (d. 1650), eldest daughter of Theophilus Howard, second earl of Suffolk, and widow of ...

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Eyre [née Aldersey], Anne (1612/13–1681), account keeper, was probably the third of seven children of Samuel Aldersey (d. 1633), a London merchant and haberdasher who had traded to Nuremberg, and his wife, Mary (d. 1628), daughter of Philip van Oyrle...

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Fanshawe [née Harrison], Ann, Lady Fanshawe (1625–1680), autobiographer, was born on 25 March 1625 in Hart Street in the parish of St Olave, London, the daughter of Sir John Harrison (d. 1669) of Balls Park, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Margaret (...

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Fletcher [née Dawson], Elizabeth [Eliza] (1770–1858), poet and autobiographer, was born on 15 January 1770 in Oxton, Yorkshire, the only child of a land surveyor named Dawson (d. 1798) and his wife (d. 1770), whose maiden name was Hill. Mrs Dawson...

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Freke, Elizabeth (1642–1714), autobiographer, was born on new year's day 1642 in Westminster, the eldest surviving child of Raphe Freke of Hannington, Wiltshire (bap. 1596, d. 1684), and Cicely (bap. 1610, d. 1651), daughter of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Kent...

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Halkett [née Murray], Anne [Anna], Lady Halkett (1623–1699), autobiographer, was born in London on 4 January 1623, the youngest daughter of Thomas Murray (1564–1623), provost of Eton College, and Jane Drummond (d. 1647), both of whom claimed descent from families recently ennobled in ...

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Hayes [other married name Smith], Alice (1657–1720), Quaker preacher and autobiographer, was born at Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, the daughter of 'honest parents', whose names are unknown but who brought her up as a member of the Church of England (Hayes, 3...

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Holland, Catherine [name in religion Mechtildis] (1637–1720), Roman Catholic convert, nun, and autobiographer, was one of eleven children (six sons and five daughters) of Sir John Holland, first baronet (1603–1701), of Quidenham, Norfolk, and his wife, the Catholic heiress Alathea Sandys, née...

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Hopwood [née Skene], D. Caroline (d. in or before 1801), autobiographer and schoolmistress, was the youngest of three children of a Scottish army lieutenant named Skene and his wife, the daughter of Dr Law of Carlisle, 'a woman of good natural abilities … a liberal education and a religious turn of mind' (...

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Hughes [née Rogers], Victoria (1897–1978), lavatory attendant and author, was born on 22 June 1897 at Woodbury Lane, off Blackboy Hill, Bristol, the fifth of ten children of Alfred William Rogers, a scaffolder, and his wife, Ellen Rogers. She was educated at ...

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Jemmat [née Yeo], Catherine (bap. 1714, d. 1766?), memoirist, was baptized on 12 November 1714 at St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter, the eldest of three children of John Yeo (d. 1756), a half-pay admiral, and his first wife. The family moved to ...

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Jermy [née Withers], Louise Jane [Louisa] (1877–1952), domestic servant and autobiographer, was born on 30 January 1877 at Howe Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, on the Broadlands estate where her maternal grandmother, Sarah Medley, was laundress to the ‘great house’. Her mother, Selina (...

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Maunsell [married name Kingsman], Dorothea (b. 1749x51), figure of scandal, was probably born in Dublin, the youngest daughter of Thomas Maunsell (c.1705–1778), a Dublin barrister, king's counsellor in the court of exchequer, and MP for Kilmallock, co. Limerick, between 1769 and 1776. Her mother was ...

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Moodie [née Strickland], Susanna (1803–1885), autobiographer and short-story writer, was born at Bungay, Suffolk, on 6 December 1803, the daughter of Thomas Strickland (1758–1818), an importer and former dock manager, and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Homer (1772–1864). Susanna was the youngest of six daughters, including ...

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Pilkington [née van Lewen], Laetitia (c. 1709–1750), poet and autobiographer, was born in Dublin or co. Cork, the eldest surviving child of John van Lewen (1684–1737), a physician and man-midwife, and Elizabeth Corry (or Casey; d. c.1742). Laetitia's father had moved from ...

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Thornton [née Wandesford], Alice (1626–1707), autobiographer, was born on 13 February 1626 in Kirklington, North Riding of Yorkshire, and baptized there the following day. She was the fifth child and youngest daughter in the family of four sons and three daughters of ...