Gillington, May Clarissa (Byron) (F)

Surname: Gillington (Byron)
Forename(s): May Clarissa
b. 1861. d. 5 November 1936. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Prolific poet, essayist, biographer, cookery writer, and children’s writer. Pseudonym: Maurice Clare. Alternative signatures: M. C. Gillington, May Byron, and May Clarissa Gillington Byron. Born in Audlem, Cheshire, and afterwards lived in London; Chambers’s Journal ledgers list her address as Yarmouth, Isle of Wight (poem published on 18 January 1890; NLS Dep 341/370) and 5 Baronsmere Rd, E Finchley, London (for poem published on 24 March 1894; NLS Dep 341/371). Married to George F. Byron. Published many books in the “A Day with the Authors” and “Days with the Great Composers” series. Abridged J. M. Barries’ Peter Pan for children. Publications also include Poems by M. C. Gillington and A. E. Gillington [Alice Elizabeth, her sister] (1892). Biographical information: Reilly, Late Victorian Poetry, p. 185. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 19
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The First Night of the Year 1889-01 Woman’s World Poet 660
St. Valentine’s Day 1889-02 Woman’s World Poet 661
Gusty Weather. Triolet 1889-03 Woman’s World Poet 664
Cloudy Skies 1889-04 Woman’s World Poet 665
The Shearing at the Stepping-Stones 1889-05 Woman’s World Poet 668
A Morning Meeting. Villanelle 1889-06 Woman’s World Poet 669
Summer Night 1889-07 Woman’s World Poet 672
Amabel at Work. Triolet 1889-08 Woman’s World Poet 676
“All Among the Barley” 1889-09 Woman’s World Poet 677
A Complaint. Rondel 1889-09 Woman’s World Poet 679
Christmas Eve 1889-10 Woman’s World Poet 682
A Grey Day 1889-10 Woman’s World Poet 680
A Winter Ditty 1890-01-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13124
A Backward Glance 1890-09-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13157
An Autumn Melody 1892-09-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13263
Mothering Sunday (Mid-Lent Sunday) 1894-03-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13341
Over the Threshold 1894-05-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13349
Ballad of Foulweather Jack 1900-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7812
The Pageant of Seamen 1901-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7735