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11 August 1845
MF was born, the eldest of five children (four girls and a boy), at Bitton
rectory in Gloucestershire
, her father's childhood home, now occupied by her widowed grandmother.
By February 1868
MF published with her initials ('M. F.') Old Deccan Days; or, Hindoo Fairy Legends, Current in Southern India. Collected From Oral Tradition
, transcribed from the lips of her maid Anna Liberata de Souza