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date: 22 January 2020

Tinsley [née Turner], Annielocked

(1808–1885)
  • Virginia H. Blain

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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 '...

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