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Skene [née Gillespie], Lilias [Lillias Skein] (1626/7–1697), Quaker preacher and poet

Gordon DesBrisay

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/69911

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Skene [née Gillespie], Lilias [Lillias Skein] (1626/7–1697), Quaker preacher and poet, was the daughter of John Gillespie (d. 1627 or c.1647), minister of Kirkcaldy; according to conflicting accounts, her father died either around the time of her birth or shortly after her marriage. Her mother was ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Protestantism and Protestant Churches

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