Anna Shipton was born Anna Savage in January 1815, four years after the marriage of her father Edward Savage, a solicitor from Evesham in Worcestershire, and her mother Emma Harrison who was living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire at the time. Emma’s family background is firmly rooted in Kirby Stephen, Westmorland, now Cumbria but her father Thomas Harrison wished to be known as from Fulford in York, where he lived shortly before his death in 1809. Anna’s brother Edward Gregory had been born in 1813 but the two children soon became motherless very soon after for Emma died in 1817.

The years between Anna's infancy and young adulthood are hazy but, though being brought up in physically comfortable cirumstances, she speaks of being in the “loveless surroundings of a delicate

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Citation: Blaize, Eslyn. "Anna Shipton". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 March 2024 [, accessed 13 April 2024.]

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