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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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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 ...