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Person: ABDY, Mrs Maria  (c.1797-1867)

Biographical summary of this person
Name
Mrs Maria ABDY
Gender
female
Relevance of this person
poet and author whose work refers to the magic lantern
Main period of activity
N/A
Other internet resources
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
c.1797
born at
30 March 1851
~54
census record
1851 Census of England and Wales, HO107/1484.344.26
– occupation “Fundholder”
7 April 1861
~64
census record
1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/1397.29.26
– occupation “Independent”
19 July 1867
~70
died at
9 August 1867
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1867 p.7
Texts linked to this person
Reprint (1)

Maria Abdy, ‘The magic lantern’ in NMLJ 5.1 (January 1987)

Notes

Born Maria Smith; she married John Channing Abdy, a clergyman of Southwark (he died 1830s).

Some sources give her year of birth as c.1800 or 1818, but the Census records in 1851 and 1861 give her age as 54 and 64 respectively.

Lucerna ID  6003471

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 December 2016

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