Elizabeth Gunning (translator)
Elizabeth Gunning (1769–1823) was a French into English translator.
Gunning was the daughter of John Gunning and writer Susannah Gunning. Miss Gunning married Major James Plunkett of Kinnaird, Co. Roscommon, Ireland in 1803, and they had a son James "Gunning" Plunkett.  She died after a long illness on 20 July 1823, at Long Melford, Suffolk. Their other children included George Argyle Plunkett, who became a physician in Brooklyn, New York.
She published several translations from the French, including:
- Memoirs of Madame de Barneveldt, 2 vols. 8vo, London, 1795. Prefixed to the second edition, in 1796, is a charming portrait of Miss Gunning by the younger Saunders[who?], engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi, R.A.
- The Wife with two Husbands: a tragi-comedy, in three acts [and in prose]. Translated from the French (of Pixèrecourt), 8vo, London, 1803. She had unsuccessfully offered this, with an opera based upon it, to Covent Garden and Drury Lane.
- Fontenelles' Plurality of Worlds, 12mo, London, 1808.
- Malvina, by Madame C—— (i.e.Cottin), second edition, 4 vols. 12mo, London, 1810.
- The Packet, 4 vols. 12mo, London, 1794.
- Lord Fitzhenry, 3 vols. 12mo, London, 1794.
- The Foresters, altered from the French, 4 vols. 12mo, London, 1796.
- The Orphans of Snowdon, 3 vols. 12mo, London, 1797.
- The Gipsey Countess, 5 vols. 12mo, London, 1799.
- The Village Library, 18mo, London, 1802.
- The Farmer's Boy, 4 vols. 12mo, London, 1802.
- Family Stories; or Evenings at my Grandmother's, &c., 2 vols. 12mo, London, 1802.
- A Sequel to Family Stories, &c., 12mo, London, 1802.
- The Exile of Erin, 3 vols. 12mo, London, 1808.
- The Man of Fashion: a Tale of Modern Times, 2 vols. 12mo, London, 1815.
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- Gent. Mag. 1803, pt. ii. p. 1251
- John Burke. A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage 1.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Gunning, Susannah". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.