Laetitia Pilkington
 

 

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Laetitia Pilkington 1712-1750

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Born in Dublin. She married a poor clergyman, was unfaithful to him and then followed him to London. She spent time in a debtor’s prison, ran a bookshop before it failed and eventually returned to Dublin. Her Memoirs are particularly important for their description of Swift’s last days. She is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book