The playwright mentions in her works two relations whose families were related to each other by marriage: Lady Yate
of Worcestershire and one of the group of remarkable literary siblings who were children of Gertrude...
Family and Intimate relationships
Her brother Herbert
was also a transcriber and collector of poetry, chiefly that of his wife, Katherine. His commonplace book is now in the Beinecke Library
at Yale University
Sanders, Julie. “The Coterie Writing of the Astons and the Thimelbys”. Women Writing 1550-1750, edited by Jo Wallwork and Paul Salzman, English Program, School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University, 2001, pp. 47 -57.
She wrote to her sister Katherine Aston
, and after Katherine's death continued the correspondence with warmly intimate letters to her brother-in-law Herbert Aston
. Nuns were not officially allowed to maintain non-religious correspondences, but...