|Basic biographical summary of this person
|Full name||Mrs Maria ABDY|
|Relevance of this person||poet and author whose work refers to the magic lantern |
|Main period of activity||N/A|
|Other internet resources||see record in Virtual International Authority File|
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.
|c.1797||born at||London, England|
|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”
|1867||resident||18 German Place, Brighton, Sussex (East), England|
|19 July 1867||~70||died at||Margate, Kent, England|
|9 August 1867||archive entry||National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1867 p.7|
|Texts linked to this person||Reprints (1)|
Maria Abdy, The magic lantern in NMLJ 5.1 (January 1987)
|Lucerna ID no. 6003471||Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 December 2016|
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