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date: 02 March 2021

Cookson [née Davies], Dame Catherine Annlocked

(1906–1998)
  • Kathleen Jones

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Cookson [née Davies], Dame Catherine Ann (1906–1998), writer, was born on 20 June 1906 at 5 Leam Lane, South Shields, co. Durham, the illegitimate daughter of a domestic servant, Catherine Fawcett (1883–1956), known as Kate. Catherine was brought up by her grandmother and stepgrandfather (...

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