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Burney, Frances (1776-1828), governess and poet

Emma Lisa Plaskitt

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Burney, Frances (1776-1828), governess and poet, was born in London in January 1776, the fourth child and second daughter of cousins Esther (Hetty) Burney (1749-1832) and Charles Rousseau Burney (1747-1819), and niece of the novelist and diarist Frances Burney, Madame D'Arblay. Her parents were both talented musicians: Esther had been ...

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