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Alicia Meynell, The First Woman Jockey In England

The daughter of a Norwich watchmaker, Alicia Meynell was born in 1782. She had an older sister, who married William Flint of Yorkshire. It is likely through them that Alicia met her lover. Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Thornton was a dashing and respected neighbour of the Flints. Maybe they bonded over their shared love for horses and

Historical Reads: Alicia Meynell

Regina Scott, over at Nineteenth Teen, has written an interest post about Alicia Meynell, the first woman jockey in England. To quote: One day while she was visiting her sister, Alicia and her brother-in-law went riding. She was on her husband’s favorite horse, a brute named Vingarillo. Flint was riding his favorite, a brown hunter