Caroline Girle

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Caroline Girle (27 December 1736 - 17 November 1817) was a diarist who kept a journal throughout her life.[1] Although some volumes were destroyed, what remains is in the British Library[2] These journals earned her the sobriquet "The Oxfordshire Diarist".[3][4]

Girle was the daughter of John Girle, FRS (ca. 1702 - 1761) and Barbara Slaney (1717 - 1801),[5] and had an elder brother, John (1735 - 1746). On 5 August 1652, in Whitchurch-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Girle married Philip Lybbe Powys; they had four children:

  1. Caroline (1763-1764)
  2. Philip Lybbe (1765-1838)
  3. Thomas (1768-1817)
  4. Caroline Isabella (1775 - 28 August 1838), who married the Rev. Edward Cooper, a first cousin of Jane Austen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caroline Girle". www.tim.ukpub.net.
  2. ^ e.g. "The Annual Journal of Caroline Powys, née Girle, begun 1757" British Library Add. Mss. 42160 and others
  3. ^ "Amazon.co.uk: Caroline Girle Powys: Books". www.amazon.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Powys, Caroline Girle, "Mrs. P. L. Powys,", 1738-1817 - The Online Books Page". onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu.
  5. ^ "Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry". H. Colburn. 1 October 2018 – via Google Books.