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Ayres, Alice (1859–1885), domestic servant and heroine  

John Price

Ayres, Alice (1859–1885), domestic servant and heroine, was born in Isleworth, Middlesex, on 12 September 1859, the fourth daughter and seventh of ten children of John Ayres (1820–1889), labourer, and his wife, Mary-Ann, née Green (1826–1895). She attended the village school in ...

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Bowker, Agnes (b. 1541/2), servant and alleged mother of a cat  

David Cressy

Bowker, Agnes (b. 1541/2), servant and alleged mother of a cat, was the daughter of Henry Bowker, a yeoman or butcher of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, and suffered from fits of 'the falling sickness' or epilepsy. Although she described being once sent to live in ...

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Carryl, Mary (d. 1809), servant and friend of the Ladies of Llangollen  

Rosemary Raughter

Carryl, Mary (d. 1809), servant and friend of the Ladies of Llangollen, was one of at least three children of humble parents from Ross, co. Wexford. Little is known of her background or upbringing, but her forceful personality was apparent at an early age; it was reported that as a young woman '...