Augusta Elizabeth Howard-Vyse was born circ. 1815 the eldest daughter of Major General Richard Howard-Vyse and Frances Hesketh of Stoke Place, Stoke Poges. She had eight older brothers and one sister. She never married. Augusta was 65 years old when she died in 1879. Her home was Stoke Place but she also stayed at the other Howard-Vyse family home of Boughton Hall (now on the north outskirts of Northampton). Her brother, Revd Granville Howard-Vyse was the head of Boughton Hall and the Parish Vicar.
She was bequethed together with two other persons all the manuscripts of Field Marshal Sir William Gomm to be retained and published. It is quite possible she had experience in editing documents because her father who was quite often abroad wrote lengthy books and diaries on his expeditions, including operarations in Egypt. All these books and documents are now free online.