Tinsley [née Turner], Annie
- Virginia H. Blain
Tinsley [née Turner], Annie (1808–1885), novelist and poet, was born at Preston, Lancashire, into the large family of Thomas Milner Turner and his Scottish wife (née Carruthers) on 11 January 1808. Her mother, a zealous Roman Catholic convert (d. 1852), was much older than her father, who was her chief teacher, although she also attended school from an early age. Described as '...