Mary Fillis

Nominated by: Anonymous

Connection to the City: Lived and worked in the City

Seamstress and dress maker.

Originally from Morocco, Mary Fillis was a Muslim woman who moved to England when she was just six years old.

She started off as a servant but because she was so skilled in making things, she became a respected dressmaker.

She was later baptised at St Botolph's Church.

Read more here: https://eastendwomensmuseum.org/blog/mary-fillis-baptised-at-st-botolphs-aldgatein-1597