Berry, Lizzie (F)

Surname: Berry (also Kemp) (née Marshall)
Forename(s): Elizabeth (Lizzie)
b. 1847. d. 1919. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Working-class and religious poet. Née Marshall. Born and lived in Great Bowden, Leicestershire, and also lived in Otley. Ancestry lists her spouse as Edward Kemp (who seems to be her second husband), and her son as Sidney Berry (born 1884). The 1911 England Census gives her as widowed and living in Great Bowden. Chambers’s Journal ledger entry for Forever, published on 27 August 1892, lists the author as Miss L. Berry, of Great Bowden, Market Harboro’ (NLS Dep 341/370). Author of Poems (1877/1879), Heart Sketches: Original Miscellaneous and Devotional Poems (1886) and Day Dreams: A Collection of Miscellaneous Poems (1893). Privately published The Tramp and The Wayside Inn. Possibly the same poet as a Miss Berry who also published in Chambers’s, with the pseudonym Carradorne, on 9 September 1882. Biographical information: Reilly, Late Victorian Poetry, p. 44; Goodridge; Ancestry. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Forever 1892-08-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13260