Elizabeth Elstob

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Metropolitan Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Death 3 Jun 1756 (aged 72)
Gerrards Cross, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 22153388 · View Source
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Linguist, Scholar. Probably the first woman in England to study the Saxon language, she published "An English-Saxon Homily on the Day of Saint Gregory" in 1709 and "English-Saxon Grammar" in 1715, both very influential works. After her brother's death, having financial difficulties, she moved to Worcestershire and ran a small school. At last an annuity was raised for her and she continued her studies.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Elstob (29 Sep 1683–3 Jun 1756), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22153388, citing St. Margaret's Churchyard, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .