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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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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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Pilkington [née van Lewen], Laetitia (c. 1709–1750), poet and autobiographer, was born in Dublin or co. Cork, the eldest surviving child of John van Lewen (1684–1737), a physician and man-midwife, and Elizabeth Corry (or Casey; d. c.1742). Laetitia's father had moved from ...