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Elizabeth Gunning (1769-1823)
Elizabeth Gunning (1769–1823) was a French into English translator and a novelist.
Gunning was the daughter of John Gunning and writer Susannah Gunning. Miss Gunning married Major James Plunkett of Kinnaird, Co. Roscommon, Ireland in 1803, and they had a son James "Gunning" Plunkett. She died after a long illness on 20 July 1823, at Long Melford, Suffolk. Their other children included George Argyle Plunkett, who became a physician in Brooklyn, New York.