Juliana Horatia Ewing (nee Gatty) was born on August 3rd 1841. She was the second of the ten children of Doctor and Mrs Gatty. As she grew up she became the real life 'Aunt Judy' to the younger members of the family as they lived out an almost idyllic childhood in Ecclesfield Vicarage.
It was she who wrote and produced the 'Nursery Magazines' from about 1856. These featured all the children, their parents, and anyone else of their acquaintance as characters in the stories. Often these characters became members of some Royal Family, one quote says "The Princess Margaret [the eldest of the children] has...had one of her spasmodic fits, and has perambulated the Royal drawing room, putting everything she could lay her hands upon, under the sofa cushions...as she thought it probable that someone might call."