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Fact or fiction? Amy Hussey (fl. 1740s)

Such charms are there in affability, and so sure is it to attract the praises of all kinds of people. It may indeed be compared to the celebrated Mrs Hussey.* It is equally sure to set off every female perfection to the highest advantage, and to palliate and conceal every defect […]. * A celebratedContinue reading “Fact or fiction? Amy Hussey (fl. 1740s)”

Margaret Marsh (fl. 1723 – 1757)

Margaret Marsh was identified as a ‘Widow and Mantua Maker’ on ‘Saint Albans Street in the Parish of Saint James Westminster’ in her will. She bequeathed £1000 each to her three children, and £100 to her sister Ann Cheshire. To her brother Henry she gave £10 for mourning, plus she forgave ‘all Sums of MoneyContinue reading “Margaret Marsh (fl. 1723 – 1757)”