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Dering, Lady Mary (<i>died</i> 1704), composer

Ian Spink

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(bap. 3 Sept 1629; d 1704). English composer. She was the daughter of Daniel Harvey, of Folkestone, Kent (brother of William Harvey, discoverer of the circulation of the blood). She went to school at Hackney in the 1640s, where she began her friendship with Katherine Philips (‘the Matchless Orinda’). At 19 she married Sir Edward Dering, of Surrenden Dering, Kent (after some matrimonial ‘escapades’; Kerr), by whom she had 17 children

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