Reference Entry

Johnson, Esther [Stella] (1681-1728), friend of Jonathan Swift

Clive T. Probyn

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Johnson, Esther [Stella] (1681-1728), friend of Jonathan Swift, was born on 13 March 1681 and baptized as Hester on 20 March in the parish church of Richmond, Surrey, the eldest child of Edward Johnson and his wife, Bridget, waiting woman to Sir William Temple's sister Lady Giffard. Stella's father was ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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