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Carrington, (Mary) Leonora (1917–2011), artist and writer, was born on 6 April 1917 at Westwood House, Westwood, Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, the only daughter and second of four children of Harold Wylde Carrington (1880–1950), textile manufacturer, and his wife, Marie Humphreys, née Moorhead (b...


Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe (1762–1850) by Mary Anne Burges, 1790 Burges / National Archives of Canada / C-081931


Simcoe [née Gwillim], Elizabeth Postuma (1762–1850), diarist and artist, was born in September 1762 and baptized on 22 September at Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Gwillim (bap. 1726, d. 1762?) and Elizabeth Spinckes (bap. 1723, d. 1762)...