Though she says nothing about friendships in her life, EW
was a correspondent of another remarkable diarist and letter-writer, Elizabeth Parker
of Alkincoats in Lancashire. Elizabeth belonged to an older generation and was very much...
July 1765: Elizabeth Parker, an independent widow of...
, an independent widow of Alkincoats in Lancashire and an energetic diarist, eloped to Gretna Green with John Shackleton
, a much younger merchant: this proved a very bad choice.