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

Basic biographical summary of this person
NameMrs Maria ABDY
Relevance of this personpoet and author whose work refers to the magic lantern 
Main period of activityN/A
Other internet resourcessee record in VIAF (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.1797born atLondon, England
30 March 1851~54census record1851 Census of England and Wales, HO107/1484.344.26
– occupation “Fundholder”
7 April 1861~64census record1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/1397.29.26
– occupation “Independent”
1867resident18 German Place, Brighton, Sussex (East), England
19 July 1867~70died atMargate, Kent, England
9 August 1867archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1867 p.7
Texts linked to this personReprints (1)

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

Lucerna ID no. 6003471Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 December 2016