Anne was the sister of the Brydges brothers Edward Tymewell (KSC 1758-66), Samuel Egerton (1775-80) and John William Head (KSC 1775-82). She married George Lefroy (KSC 1755-62), who later became Rector of Ashe in Hampshire. She became a friend of Jane Austen, who wrote a poem ‘To the Memory of Mrs Lefroy’.
The following verse was published in The Sporting Magazine, December 1798, p. 176.
On seeing some school-boys playing in the Green-court, Canterbury
Of warriors here a fancied train
With drum and fife advance;
While like their streamers light and vain
Their youthful spirits dance.
Perhaps ’mid this fantastic band
Some future Wolf may tread;
When time has nerv’d the infant hand,
And youth its roses shed.
Yon tiny elf on stilts upborne,
A giant stalks the green;
While, by those props that raise his form,
His youthful folly’s seen.
’Tis thus when rais’d by wealth or birth,
To fill a lofty sphere;
The idle coxcomb’s want of worth,
More plainly must appear.