Abigail Ingram

Abigail Rose Ingram b July 3rd 1792 Sheffield.

Father is a younger son of Viscount Raikes. Becomes curate of a parish near Hull while waiting for the living connected with his father's seat to become vacant. Falls in love with a servant, marries her, and is cut off. Can only find parishes in towns, where he doesn't really understand his parishioners, but he does his best and is happy with his wife and children.

Brother Allan attends Harrow, thanks to kindness of an uncle, then joins navy at 16 and sends home money. His death breaks everyone's hearts, but also leaves them a bit short of money. 1813, father dies. Abby and mother get small pension. They move back to Hull, but it's not a comfortable fit and when her mother dies in 1814 Abby accepts an invitation from her grandfather, Lord Raikes. Once there, however, she finds she's to be the penitent for her parents' sins and she rebels. She leaves to earn her own living in Birmingham.

She trades on being the granddaughter of a viscount and teaches polite behaviour to the daughters of the prosperous middle class.