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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....