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See Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus, fourth baronet

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See Mills, Sir John Lewis Ernest Watts

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Bramston, Sir John, the younger (1611–1700), politician and autobiographer, was born in the family home in Whitechapel, London, and was baptized on 11 September 1611, eldest son and fourth of nine children of Sir John Bramston (1577–1654), chief justice of king's bench, and his first wife, ...

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Brasbridge, Joseph (1744–1832), autobiographer, was born on 17 March 1744 in Buckinghamshire, the son of 'an inland farmer' (Brasbridge, 1st edn, 2), Rowland Brasbridge, and his wife, Mary; he was baptized at St Mary's, Aylesbury, on 28 March 1744. Having moved to ...

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Bruce, Thomas, second earl of Ailesbury (1656–1741), nobleman and memoirist, was born on 26 September 1656, probably at Ampthill, Bedfordshire, the fifth but first surviving son of Robert Bruce, first earl of Ailesbury (bap. 1626, d. 1685), and his wife, Diana (d...

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Cannon, John (1684–1743), excise official and autobiographer, was born on 28 March 1684, the third but eldest surviving child of John Cannon (b. 1648), smallholder and butcher, and his wife, Elizabeth Hooper (b. 1644), in the small central Somerset village of ...

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Carey [née Jackson], Mary, Lady Carey (b. c. 1609, d. in or after 1680), author of verse and autobiographical meditations, was the daughter and heir of Sir John Jackson of Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland; she wrote of her family that 'I had tenderly loving parents' (...

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Carleton, George (1651/2?–1728x30), army officer and memoirist, was probably born at Ewelme in Oxfordshire, the son of George Carleton. He claimed to be closely related to Sir Dudley Carleton, secretary of state to Charles I. However, until the late 1920s nothing was known about him other than what appears in the memoirs of military life ascribed to his name which was first published in 1728. As this work appeared in the lifetime of ...

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Cholmley, Sir Hugh, first baronet (1600–1657), royalist army officer and autobiographer, was born on 22 July 1600 at Roxby Castle, Thornton on the Hill (now Thornton Dale) in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest son of Sir Richard Cholmley (1580–1631) and Susannah (1578–1611)...

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Davies, Richard (bap. 1635, d. 1708), Quaker preacher and autobiographer, was baptized on 22 March 1635 at Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, the son of Edward Davies. The name of his mother is unknown.

Richard Davies's parents had a small estate and he was given 'a little learning' (...

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Dayus [née Greenhill; other married name Flood], Kate [pseud. Kathleen Dayus] (1903–2003), jewellery enameller and autobiographer, was born on the edge of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, at 20 Court 4 House, Camden Street, Hockley, on 1 February 1903, the fifth child of seven who survived infancy, to ...

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Delaval [née Livingston], Lady Elizabeth (1648?–1717), memoirist and Jacobite agent, was the only child of James Livingston, first earl of Newburgh (1621/2–1670), nobleman, and his first wife, Catherine (d. 1650), eldest daughter of Theophilus Howard, second earl of Suffolk, and widow of ...

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Eyre [née Aldersey], Anne (1612/13–1681), account keeper, was probably the third of seven children of Samuel Aldersey (d. 1633), a London merchant and haberdasher who had traded to Nuremberg, and his wife, Mary (d. 1628), daughter of Philip van Oyrle...

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Fanshawe [née Harrison], Ann, Lady Fanshawe (1625–1680), autobiographer, was born on 25 March 1625 in Hart Street in the parish of St Olave, London, the daughter of Sir John Harrison (d. 1669) of Balls Park, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Margaret (...

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Fletcher [née Dawson], Elizabeth [Eliza] (1770–1858), poet and autobiographer, was born on 15 January 1770 in Oxton, Yorkshire, the only child of a land surveyor named Dawson (d. 1798) and his wife (d. 1770), whose maiden name was Hill. Mrs Dawson...

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Freke, Elizabeth (1642–1714), autobiographer, was born on new year's day 1642 in Westminster, the eldest surviving child of Raphe Freke of Hannington, Wiltshire (bap. 1596, d. 1684), and Cicely (bap. 1610, d. 1651), daughter of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Kent...

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(Edward) Frederick Leveson- Gower (1819–1907) by Charles Holl and A. Roberts (after Henry Tanworth Wells, 1871) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gower, (Edward) Frederick Leveson- (1819–1907), politician and autobiographer, the third son of Granville Leveson-Gower, first Earl Granville (1773–1846), diplomat, and his wife, Lady Henrietta, or Harriet, Cavendish (1785–1862) [see Gower, Henrietta Elizabeth Leveson-], daughter of the fifth duke of Devonshire, was born on 3 May 1819. He was always called by his second forename and usually ...

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Gower, Sir George Granville Leveson- (1858–1951), autobiographer, politician, and private secretary, was born in London on 19 May 1858, the only child of (Edward) Frederick Leveson-Gower (1819–1907) and his wife, Lady Margaret Mary Frances Elizabeth, née Compton. Granville George Leveson-Gower, second Earl Granville...

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Halkett [née Murray], Anne [Anna], Lady Halkett (1623–1699), autobiographer, was born in London on 4 January 1623, the youngest daughter of Thomas Murray (1564–1623), provost of Eton College, and Jane Drummond (d. 1647), both of whom claimed descent from families recently ennobled in ...