Fullerton, Georgiana Charlotte (1812–1885)

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Fullerton, Georgiana Charlotte (1812–1885)

English novelist and philanthropist. Name variations: Lady Georgiana Charlotte Leveson-Gower; Lady Georgiana Fullerton. Born at Tixall Hall, Stafford-shire, England, on September 23, 1812; died at Bournemouth, England, on January 19, 1885; youngest daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st earl Granville (an English diplomat); married Alexander Fullerton, 1833.

Daughter of a diplomat, Lady Georgiana Fullerton sponsored the sisters of St. Vincent de Paul in England and founded the Poor Servants of the Mother of God Incarnate. After converting to the Catholic faith in 1846, she wrote various biographies on the lives of the saints and stories, as she said, "with a purpose." She also took on translations, principally from the French. Her writings include Ellen Middleton (1844), Grantley Manor (1847), Laurentia (1861), Rose Leblanc (1861), Too Strange Not to be True (1864), Constance Sherwood (1865), Life of St. Francis of Rome (1885), A Stormy Life (1867), Mrs. Gerald's Niece (1869), A Will and a Way (1881).