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Fenwick [née Jaco], Eliza (1766–1840), novelist, educator, and children’s author, was born in Lancaster on 1 February 1766. She was the only surviving child of the itinerant Methodist preacher Peter Jaco (1729–1781), son of Nicholas Jaco (b. 1693...

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Maurice, Mary Atkinson (1797–1858), educationist, was born at Kirby Cane, Norfolk, the second daughter of the Revd Michael Maurice, a Unitarian minister and schoolmaster, and his wife, Priscilla Maurice (née Hurry). She was educated by her father along with some of her sisters and neighbours, showing a particular gift for languages and literature, and as she grew older, she helped to teach her numerous younger sisters. She was the most practical and businesslike member of the family....