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Ascham, Roger (1514/15–1568), author and royal tutor, was born at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the third of the four sons of John Ascham (d. 1544), steward to Henry, seventh Lord Scrope of Bolton, and his wife, ...

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Davies, Catherine (b. 1773, d. in or after 1841), governess and author, was born at Beaumaris, Anglesey, one of a family of thirty-three children of a twice-married father. At fifteen she went to Liverpool to work in a merchant's family and subsequently to ...

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La Fite, Marie Elisabeth de [née Marie Elisabeth le Boué] (1737–1794), author, translator, and governess, was born on 21 August 1737 in Hamburg (or perhaps Altona), the daughter of Alexander le Boué, merchant, and his wife, Marie Elisabeth, née Cottin. Both parents originated from the ...