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Anning, Mary (1799–1847), fossil collector and dealer, was born on 21 May 1799 in a seaside house in Lyme Regis, Dorset. She and her brother Joseph (1796–1849) were the only surviving children of Richard Anning (c.1766–1810), cabinet-maker and carpenter, and his wife, ...

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Ashford [married name Devlin], Margaret Mary Julia [Daisy] (1881–1972), child writer, was born on 7 April 1881 at Elm Lodge, Petersham, Surrey, the eldest of the three daughters of William Henry Roxburghe Ashford (1836–1912), a former official of the War Office, and his wife, ...

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Boothby, Penelope (1785–1791), artist's model and subject of poetry, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 11 April 1785, the daughter of Sir Brooke Boothby, seventh baronet (1744–1824), and his wife, Susanna (1755–1822), daughter and sole heir of Robert Bristoe or Bristow of Micheldever, Hampshire...

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Darwin, Anne Elizabeth [Annie] (1841–1851), daughter of Charles Darwin and subject of a memorial essay, was born on 2 March 1841 at 12 Upper Gower Street, London, the first daughter and second of the ten children of Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection, and ...

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Edward V (1470–1483), king of England and lord of Ireland, the eldest son of Edward IV (1442–1483) and his queen, Elizabeth (c. 1437–1492), was born in Westminster sanctuary on 2 November 1470, during his father's exile and the readeption of Henry VI. He was baptized in the abbey, the abbot and prior of ...

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Fleming, Marjory (1803–1811), child diarist, was born on 15 January 1803 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the third child of James Fleming (d. c.1840), accountant and magistrate, and Isabella Rae (d. 1850). Her mother was distantly connected to Walter Scott through her sister ...

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Hargreaves [née Liddell], Alice Pleasance (1852–1934), prototype of the character Alice, was made famous by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872). She was the second daughter of Henry George Liddell (1811–1898)...

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Moulton, Sarah Goodin Barrett [nicknamed Pinkie] (1783–1795), subject of a painting by Thomas Lawrence, was born on 22 March 1783 at Little River, St James's, Jamaica. She was the only daughter and eldest of the four children of Charles Moulton (d...

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Sheffield, Robert, marquess of Normanby (1711–1715), subject of a memorial effigy, was born on 11 December 1711, probably at Buckingham House (now Buckingham Palace), Westminster, the second son of John Sheffield, first duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647–1721), and his third wife, Katherine, ...

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Sidney [married name Bicknell], Sabrina (1756/7–1843), subject of a study in child development, was one of two girls chosen by the author and political campaigner Thomas Day to take part in his experiment to educate a girl to become his wife. The name ...