Thimelby, Gertrude Aston (c. 1617–1668)

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Thimelby, Gertrude Aston (c. 1617–1668)

British letter writer and poet. Name variations: Mrs. Henry Thimelby, Esq. Born c. 1617 in Tixall, Staffordshire, England; died 1668 in Louvain, Flanders; dau. of Walter, 1st baron of Forfar, and Gertrude Sadler Aston; m. Henry Thimelby, Esq.; children: 1.

English recusant who, upon death of husband and child, became canoness at St. Monica's convent in Louvain; writing, which shows influence of St. Augustine and of medieval Flemish mystics, includes Tixall Poetry (1813) and Tixall Letters (1815), both edited by Arthur Clifford.

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