's father, John Taylor
, was a successful wool and yarn maker. The business had been founded by Sarah's grandfather, Richard Taylor
Hamburger, Lotte, and Joseph Hamburger. Troubled Lives: John and Sarah Austin. University of Toronto Press, 1985.
John Taylor was also one of the prominent Whig leaders...
The Rev. Dr Samuel Cooper (husband of the novelist Maria Susanna Cooper
) also knew LA
when she was a girl. He thought her very intelligent and preferred to talk to her at a party...
By the age of sixteen LA
was publishing translations and articles in journals. In August 1800 she composed social verses for a river party at Norwich to celebrateJohn Taylor
's birthday, and recited them...
Wealth and Poverty
In her will (witnessed by John
and Susannah Taylor
of Norwich), AP
left everything to her brother Robert, a barrister.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.