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(Ellis) Cornelia Knight (1757–1837) by Angelica Kauffman, 1793 © Manchester City Art Galleries


Richard Garnett

revised by S. J. Skedd

Knight, (Ellis) Cornelia (1757–1837), author and courtier, was the only child of Sir Joseph Knight (d. 1775), rear-admiral of the white, and his second wife, Phillipina Deane (1726–1799). From the age of five she was educated for three days a week as a day pupil at the boarding-school kept by four Swiss sisters, the ...


Murray, Amelia Matilda (1795–1884), writer and courtier, the fourth daughter of Lord George Murray (1761–1803), bishop of St David's, and Anne Charlotte (1765–1844), second daughter of Lieutenant-General Francis Ludovic Grant, was born on 30 April 1795 at Hunton, Kent. An elder brother, George Murray...


Tyrwhit [née Oxenbridge], Elizabeth, Lady Tyrwhit (d. 1578), author and courtier, was born at Forde Place, Brede, Sussex, one of five children of Sir Goddard Oxenbridge (d. 1531) and his second wife, Anne (d. 1531), daughter of Sir Thomas Fiennes...