The MacDonald Sisters were four remakable women of the Victorian era. They were from a family of 11 children of of Reverend George Browne MacDonald (1805–1868), a Methodist minister, and Hannah Jones (1809–1875). They were:
Alice (1837–1910) married John Lockwood Kipling, and was the mother of Rudyard Kipling. A Viceroy of India once said, "Dullness and Mrs. Kipling cannot exist in the same room."[
Georgiana (1840–1920) married the pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones. She became the mother-in-law of John William Mackail and grandmother of Angela Thirkell
Agnes (1843–1906) married the president of the Royal Academy Edward Poynter.
Louisa (1845–1925) married the industrialist Alfred Baldwin and was the mother of prime minister Stanley Baldwin, and grandmother to Oliver Baldwin. Louisa wrote novels, short stories, and poetry.
described in full in "a Circle of Sisters" by Judith Flanders.