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Lister, Annelocked

(1791–1840)

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Lister, Anne(1791–1840), traveller and diarist, was born in Welton, South Cave, Yorkshire, 3 April 1791, the elder daughter of Captain Jeremy Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax, and his wife Rebecca Battle of North Cave, Yorkshire. Captain Lister had fought in the American war of independence and been wounded in 1775 at the battle of Lexington. Anne had four brothers, three of whom died young, and when the youngest brother Jeremy died in 1813 she inherited Shibden Hall (now a folk museum), Halifax, and went to live there in 1815 with her aunt and uncle....

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