Hastings, Barbara Rawdon, Baroness Grey de Ruthyn; Marchioness of Hastings (F)

b. 20 May 1810. d. 18 November 1858. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, fossil collector, and geological author. Née Yelverton. Born in Warwickshire. Became Baroness Grey of Ruthin at the age of one after the death of her father in 1811. Married twice, to George Augustus Francis Rawdon Hastings on 1 August 1831 and to Hastings Reginald Henry on 9 April 1845. Established a private museum in her home, Efford House, to display the fossils she collected and gained a specialist knowledge of. Author of several geological research papers on stratigraphy (1852-1853). Sold her collection of fossils to the British Museum in 1855, who moved them to the Natural History Museum in London. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Invocation 1842 The Keepsake Poet 4889
“He Told Her That He Loved Her Not” 1843 The Keepsake Poet 4954