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Barber, Margaret Fairless [pseud. Michael Fairless] (1869–1901), religious writer  

Adrian Room

Barber, Margaret Fairless [pseud. Michael Fairless] (1869–1901), religious writer, was born on 7 May 1869 at Castle Hill House, Rastrick, West Riding of Yorkshire, the youngest of three daughters of Fairless Barber (1835–1881), solicitor and archaeologist, and his wife, Maria Louisa, née...

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Benson, Margaret (1865–1916), Egyptologist and religious philosopher  

Jessica Martin

Benson, Margaret (1865–1916), Egyptologist and religious philosopher, was born on 16 June 1865 at Wellington College, Berkshire, the fourth of the six children of Edward White Benson (1829–1896), archbishop of Canterbury (1882–96), and his wife, Mary (1841–1918), daughter of the Revd William Sidgwick...

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Bowdler [née Cotton], Elizabeth Stuart (d. 1797), religious writer  

Emma Major

Bowdler [née Cotton], Elizabeth Stuart (d. 1797), religious writer, was the second daughter and coheir of Sir John Cotton, sixth baronet (d. 1752) [see under Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce], of Steeple Gidding and Connington, Huntingdonshire, and his wife, Jane, daughter of ...

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Burnet, Elizabeth (1661–1709)  

Maker: Sir Godfrey Kneller

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Elizabeth Burnet (1661–1709) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1707 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burnet [née Blake; other married name Berkeley], Elizabeth (1661–1709), religious writer  

Frances Harris

Burnet [née Blake; other married name Berkeley], Elizabeth (1661–1709), religious writer, was born on 8 November 1661, the elder daughter of Sir Richard Blake (b. 1614×16), of the Strand, London, and his second wife, Elizabeth (b. 1640/41?), daughter of John Bathurst MD (d. 1659)...

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Coventry [née Somerset], Anne, countess of Coventry (1673–1763), religious writer  

Emma Major

Coventry [née Somerset], Anne, countess of Coventry (1673–1763), religious writer, was born on 22 July 1673, the daughter of Henry Somerset, then third marquess of Worcester and later first duke of Beaufort (1629–1700), politician, and Mary Capel (bap. 1630, d. 1715)...

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Crewdson [née Fox], Jane (1808–1863), poet and hymn writer  

C. W. Sutton

revised by Clare Cotugno

Crewdson [née Fox], Jane (1808–1863), poet and hymn writer, was born at Perran-ar-worthal, Cornwall, on 22 October 1808, the second of three daughters of George Fox, manager of a local iron foundry; his cousin was the scientific writer Charles Fox (1797–1878). In 1825 the family moved to ...

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Deverell, Mary (d. 1805), moral and religious writer  

Anne Stott

Deverell, Mary (d. 1805), moral and religious writer, was born probably at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. She described herself as 'a person of obscure and undistinguished rank' (Deverell, Sermons, 3rd edn, iv) and may have come from a clothing family. She was possibly related to the family of ...

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Docwra [née Waldegrave], Anne (c. 1624–1710), religious writer  

Michael Mullett

Docwra [née Waldegrave], Anne (c. 1624–1710), religious writer, was the eldest daughter of Sir William Waldegrave of Bures, Suffolk, of a leading gentry family and a justice under Charles I. When she was about fifteen her father stimulated what became her considerable study of the law by directing her to read the statutes of the realm, since women '...

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Doudney, Sarah (1841–1926), children's writer and hymn writer  

Charlotte Mitchell

Doudney, Sarah (1841–1926), children's writer and hymn writer, was born at Portsea, Hampshire, on 15 January 1841, youngest of the (at least) four children of George Ebenezer Doudney (c.1804–1893), tallow chandler, and his wife, Lucy Clay (c.1806–1891). Her father ran a candle- and soap-manufacturing business, with factories at ...

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Dougall, Lily (1858–1923), novelist and religious author  

Elisabeth Jay

Dougall, Lily (1858–1923), novelist and religious author, younger daughter of John Dougall and his wife, Elizabeth Redpath, was born in Montreal, Canada, on 16 April 1858 and privately educated there. Her elder brother, John Redpath Dougall, became owner and editor of the Montreal Witness...

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Egerton [née Grey], Bridget, Lady Egerton (d. 1648), religious writer  

Vivienne Larminie

Egerton [née Grey], Bridget, Lady Egerton (d. 1648), religious writer, was the only surviving daughter of Arthur Grey, fourteenth Baron Grey of Wilton (1536–1593), and his second wife, Jane Sibylla (1552–1615), daughter of Sir Richard Morison and widow of Edward Russell, Baron Russell...

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Forster, Frances Egerton Arnold- (1857–1921), ecclesiastical historian  

R. J. Faith

Forster, Frances Egerton Arnold- (1857–1921), ecclesiastical historian, was born on 7 August 1857 at Dharmsala, Punjab, India, the fourth child of William Delafield Arnold (1828–1859), director of public instruction in the Punjab, and his wife, Frances Anne Hodgson (d. 1858). Her grandfather was ...

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Furlong, Monica Mavis (1930–2003)  

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Monica Mavis Furlong (1930–2003) by unknown photographer © reserved

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Furlong, Monica Mavis (1930–2003), novelist and writer on religion  

Ruth McCurry

Furlong, Monica Mavis (1930–2003), novelist and writer on religion, was born on 17 January 1930 at 29 Kenton Park Avenue, Kenton, Middlesex, the younger daughter of Alfred Gordon Furlong (c.1889–c.1970), a motor tyre salesman of Irish descent, and his wife, ...

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Griffiths [née Thomas], Ann (bap. 1776, d. 1805), hymn writer in Welsh  

D. Ben Rees

Griffiths [née Thomas], Ann (bap. 1776, d. 1805), hymn writer in Welsh, born at a farmhouse called Dolwar-fach in the parish of Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire, the fourth of the five children of John Evan Thomas (1736–1804), a tenant farmer, and his wife, Jane, ...

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Havergal, Frances Ridley [pseuds. Sabrina, Zoide] (1836–1879)  

Maker: Elliott and Fry

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Frances Havergal (1836–1879), by Elliot & Fry, c. 1875

© National Portrait Gallery, London

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Havergal, Frances Ridley [pseuds. Sabrina, Zoide] (1836–1879), poet and hymn writer  

Ronald Bayne

revised by Rosemary Scott

Havergal, Frances Ridley [pseuds. Sabrina, Zoide] (1836–1879), poet and hymn writer, the youngest of the six children of William Henry Havergal (1793–1870), Church of England clergyman and composer, and his first wife, Jane Head (d. 1848), was born on 14 December 1836 at her father's rectory at ...

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Holt, Emily Sarah (1836–1893), novelist and author of religious tracts  

Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg

Holt, Emily Sarah (1836–1893), novelist and author of religious tracts, was born at Stubbylee, Lancashire, and baptized on 25 June 1836 at Bacup, Lancashire, the second daughter and third child of John Holt (d. 1856) of Stubbylee Hall, landowner, and his wife, ...

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Hopton [née Harvey], Susanna (1627–1709), devotional writer and religious controversialist  

Julia J. Smith

Hopton [née Harvey], Susanna (1627–1709), devotional writer and religious controversialist, was baptized on 27 October 1627 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, the daughter of Sir Simon Harvey (d. 1628), royal grocer and clerk of Greencloth, and his second wife, Ursula (1586–1671), daughter of ...