Sarah Savage (1503 words)


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Sarah Savage (née Henry) was an English diarist from a prominent family of nonconformists. Savage’s spiritual diary, which she kept until 1745, is an important resource for scholars of English family life and nonconformist culture. Aside from the publication of excerpts in a nineteenth-century biography, Savage’s writing exists only in manuscripts chronicling her life from 1686-1745.

Born in Flintshire in 1664 to Philip Henry (1631-1696) and Katherine Henry née Matthews (1629-1707), Sarah was the eldest daughter of the Henry family. Her brother Matthew Henry, who would later become a popular Presbyterian minister, was born two years earlier in 1662. As a youth, Philip Henry had strong connections …

Citation: Garret, Nicole. "Sarah Savage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 June 2018 [, accessed 22 June 2021.]

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