Hebba Christina Lejonancker was a noblewoman, daughter of Captain Johan Gustaf Gyllenhammar and Elisabet von Nieroth. She married the rear-admiral Fredrik Vilhelm Lejonancker in 1772, who is presumed to have induced her to join the Moravian Church community. They had seven children, three of whom survived.
Her autobiography, which she presumably wrote when she was accepted into the Moravian Church in Stockholm in the year 1774, is one of the more conventional of its kind. It is written in precise language and shows a remarkably strong awareness of sin.