Peacock, Mabel (F)

Surname: Peacock
Forename(s): Mabel Geraldine Woodruffe
b. 9 May 1856. d. 17 July 1920. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, editor, and folklorist. Pseudonym: M. G. W. P. Sister of Florence Peacock and (Edward) Adrian Woodruffe Peacock. Born in Bottesford Manor, Lincolnshire. Author of several volumes of Lincolnshire folklore in the Lincolnshire dialect, including Tales and Rhymes in the Lindsey Folk-Speech (1886), which she co-wrote with her brother Max. Co-edited The Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers, containing the names of the Officers in the Royal and Parliamentary Armies of 1642 (1864) by Edward Peacock (her father), with her sister Florence. Contributed to The English Dialect History (1898-1905), Old Early English Pronunciation (1869-1889), and Journal of the Folk-Lore Society. Author identified from Chambers’s Journal ledger entry for My Lover, published on 26 March 1898, which lists the poet as Miss M. G. W. Peacock, of Dunstan House, Kirkton in Lindsey (NLS Dep 341/371). Biographical information: Curran Index; (Edward) Adrian Woodruffe Peacock, ODNB ; Wikipedia (28 October 2021); Eileen Elder, The Peacocks of North-West Lincolnshire: Collectors and Recorders of Lincolnshire Dialect from c.1850 to 1920: Part II, Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol. 28, 1993, pp. 44-57; Eileen Elder, Edward Peacock and his Family: An Introduction to the Peacocks, Collectors of North Lincolnshire Dialect from 1850 to 1920, Occasional Papers in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, vol. 9, 1992, pp. 70-81. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
My Lover 1898-03-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12705