Elizabeth Gunning (translator)
Elizabeth Gunning (1769–1823) was a French into English translator and a novelist.
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.
-  Archived July 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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.