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Bennett, Sarah (1797–1861), governess, was born at Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 4 March 1797; her mother was the daughter of a tradesman, her father an architect and builder. Her father died aged thirty-eight, leaving a family of eight children and a ruined business. Sarah...

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Burney, Frances (1776–1828), governess and poet, was born in London in January 1776, the fourth child and second daughter of cousins Esther (Hetty) Burney (1749–1832) and Charles Rousseau Burney (1747–1819), and niece of the novelist and diarist Frances Burney, Madame D'Arblay. Her parents were both talented musicians: ...

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Crawford [married name Buthlay], Marion Kirk [called Crawfie] (1909–1988), royal governess and author, was born on 5 June 1909 at Woodside Cottage, near Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the daughter of John Inglis Crawford of Earlston, Ayrshire, and his wife, Margaret (later Mrs Robert Kirk)...

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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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Lady Charlotte Finch (1725–1813) by William Hopkins, 1787 © Crown copyright in photograph: UK Government Art Collection

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Finch [née Fermor], Lady Charlotte (1725–1813), royal governess, was born on 14 February 1725, the second daughter in the family of ten children of Thomas Fermor, first earl of Pomfret (1698–1753), courtier, of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, and Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys (1698–1761), letter writer and diarist [...

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Fordyce [née Cumming], Henrietta (1734–1823), governess, was born in Scotland, lost her father at an early age, and was educated at home by her mother. From the age of twelve, when the death of her mother left her orphaned (and '...

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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 ...

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(Johanna Clara) Louise Lehzen, Baroness Lehzen in the Hanoverian nobility (1784–1870) by Princess Victoria, 1833 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Lehzen, (Johanna Clara) Louise, Baroness Lehzen in the Hanoverian nobility (1784–1870), royal governess, was born on 3 October 1784 in Hanover, among the younger of the seven daughters and two sons of Joachim Friedrich Lehzen, a Lutheran pastor, and his wife, Melusine Palm...

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Porter, (Ann) Agnes (c. 1752–1814), governess and diarist, was born in Edinburgh, the eldest of the four children of the Revd Dr Francis Porter (bap. 1718, d. 1782), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1724–1794). Her birthday fell on 18 June but the exact year of her birth is unknown. Her father was born in ...

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Sackville [née Curzon], Mary, countess of Dorset (bap. 1586, d. 1645), royal governess, was baptized at Trentham, Staffordshire, on 11 December 1586, the daughter and heir of Sir George Curzon of Croxhall, Derbyshire, and Mary Leveson. On 20 May 1606 her father transacted a marriage agreement with ...

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See Ternan [married name Robinson], Ellen Lawless [Nelly]

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Weeton [married name Stock], Nelly [Ellen] (1776–1849), letter writer and governess, was born on 25 December 1776 in Lancaster, possibly in Church Street, the second of the four children of Thomas Weeton (1744–1782), privateersman and slave-ship captain, and Mary (1746?–1797), daughter of ...