Wordsworth, Dorothy (‘Dora’) (1804–1847)

The eldest daughter of William and Mary Wordsworth. Dora was named after her aunt, Dorothy Wordsworth, and was exceptionally close to her father. She became the second wife of the poet Edward Quillinan, a widowed family friend, in 1841. Dora was a talented artist and also published a Journal of a Few Months Residence in Portugal, and Glimpses of the South of Spain (1847). She was part of Southey’s extended family circle, and was on good terms with his daughters.

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