Selina Shirley Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon

Standard Name: Huntingdon, Selina Shirley Hastings,,, Countess of


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Cultural formation Jane Cave
JC , daughter of Welsh and English parents,
Schürer, Norbert. “Jane Cave Winscom: Provincial Poetry and the Metropolitan Connection”. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 415-31.
came from the lower middle class (she mentions her humble station). She grew up with her father's fierce critiques of Anglican practice, yet attended Anglican...
Cultural formation Judith Cowper Madan
From about this time she associated herself with John Wesley 's fairly new religious group called the Methodists (then part of the Church of England). Another influence on her religious thinking was Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
Dedications Phillis Wheatley
The engraved portrait of PW writing which makes the frontispiece is dated the first of September.
Wheatley, Phillis, and Henry Louis Gates. The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley. Editor Shields, John C., Oxford University Press.
As well as several poems which had seen print months earlier, one of those in the volume appeared...
Family and Intimate relationships Phebe Gibbes
PG 's elder daughter, Lucy (who from 1789 was by marriage Lucy Goodman ), was from at least the age of ten brought up not by her parents but by her aunt by marriage Elizabeth French
Family and Intimate relationships Judith Cowper Madan
This son became a lawyer but then, in 1748, underwent a religious conversion when (having come to scoff) he heard John Wesley preach and was deeply touched. In the 1750s he abandoned the law for...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Shirley
This Shirley family later became Earls Ferrers, and produced Selina Shirley Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon , whose religious fervour manifested itself at the other end of the Christian sectarian scale from that of ES .
Friends, Associates Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Lady Hertford wrote that a certain distrust of her own judgement made her slow in the choice of a friend; but when that choice is made, my attachments are too strong to be easily broken...
Friends, Associates Susanna Wesley
During her widowhood SW made many new female friends, including Selina, Countess of Huntingdon , who was well-known as the originator of a new dissenting sect.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press.
Textual Production Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Frances Thynne, later Hertford, began letter-writing at an early age. She was eleven when her grandfather was glad to find her in an hopeful way of being a good scribe,
Hughes, Helen Sard. The Gentle Hertford, Her Life and Letters. Macmillan.
and twelve when her...
Textual Production Sarah Tytler
Of ST 's other biographies, The Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen came out in two volumes in 1883 and 1885 (having also been published in parts), and was quickly reprinted at Toronto...
Textual Production Maria De Fleury
The book is bolstered by prefaces from Thomas Wills (an associate of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon but an antagonist in print of William Huntington ), John Towers (to whose Independent congregation MDF belonged), John Collett Ryland


1761: The Countess of Huntingdon established her...

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The Countess of Huntingdon established her first registered chapel, at Brighton.

1768: The Countess of Huntingdon opened Trevecca...

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The Countess of Huntingdon opened Trevecca College , for the training of evangelical Dissenting ministers, at Trevecca, Brecknockshire, Wales.

By August 1777: The Rev. Thomas Gibbons published Memoirs...

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By August 1777

The Rev. Thomas Gibbons published Memoirs of Eminently Pious Women, addressed to parents of present-day women or girls, and dedicated to the Countess of Huntingdon .

December 1779: By the Act for Further Relief of Protestant...

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December 1779

By the Act for Further Relief of Protestant Dissenting Ministers, the Countess of Huntingdon 's chapels were registered as Dissenting meeting houses.


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