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Armitstead [née Cane; married name Fox], Elizabeth Bridget (1750–1842), courtesan, was, according to an entry in her journal, born on 11 July 1750. Her parentage, place of birth, and reason for changing her maiden name to Armitstead are unknown, as are the circumstances surrounding her emergence as a prominent courtesan. About 1774 she became the mistress of ...

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Elliott [Eliot; née Dalrymple], Grace [nicknamed Dally the Tall] (1754?–1823), courtesan and writer, was probably born in Edinburgh, the youngest daughter of Hew or Hugh Dalrymple (d. 1774), lawyer, and his wife, Grisel Craw (d. c.1765). She had at least one sister, ...

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Fischer [married name Norris], Catherine Maria [known as Kitty Fisher] (1741?–1767), courtesan, was probably the Catharine Fischer born on 1 June 1741 in London, the daughter of John Henry Fischer (d. in or before 1766) and his wife, Ann...

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Haryett [married name Trelawny], Elizabeth Ann [known as Lizzie Howard], countess of Beauregard in the French nobility (bap. 1823?, d. 1865), courtesan, was, like most of her kind, of obscure origins, but she has been tentatively identified with the Elizabeth Ann Haryett...

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Miller [née Haring], Millie (1922–1977), social worker and politician, was born at 9 Windsor Terrace, Hoxton, London, on 8 April 1922, the fourth of five children of Barney Haring (1881–1947), diamond polisher, and his wife, Sarah, née Zomerplaag (...

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Nesbitt [née Davis], Mary (1742/3–1825), courtesan and adventuress, was born Mary Davis, of unknown parentage, but was alleged to have been born 'in a wheelbarrow' in Covent Garden (History of the Tête-à-tête); she was also called Polly Davis. She was a strikingly beautiful artist's model, first sitting to ...

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Phillips [married name Muilman], Teresia Constantia (1709–1765), courtesan and memoirist, was born on 2 January 1709 at 'West-Chester' (Phillips, Apology, 1.20), part of Chester in Cheshire, the daughter of Thomas Phillips, a captain in the Grenadier Guards. According to her ...

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Salisbury [née Pridden], Sarah [Sally] (1690x92–1724), courtesan, was born Sarah Pridden in Shrewsbury between 1690 and 1692; known as Sally she was the eldest of four daughters of Richard Pridden, bricklayer, and his wife, Mary. According to Adlard her father was the son of ...

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Walters, Catherine [nicknamed Skittles; known as Mrs Baillie] (1839–1920), courtesan, was born on 13 June 1839 at 1 Henderson Street, Toxteth, Liverpool, the third of the five children of Edward Walters (d. 1864), a customs employee, and his wife, Mary Ann Fowler...

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Wilson [née Dubouchet], Harriette [known as Mrs Q] (1786–1845), courtesan, was born on 22 February 1786 at 23 Carrington Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, one of the fifteen children of John James Dubouchet, a clockmaker, described by his daughter as 'a proud Swiss, rather unpopular and a deep mathematician', and ...