Rankin, Jessica (F)

b. 1818. d. 1891. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and song writer. Born in Pentonville, London. Lived with her mother and step-father in Versailles, France, from a period from the early 1850s. Wrote the libretto to Michael William Balfe’s *Mazeppa* (1862). Emigrated to New Zealand in 1867, where she married Charles Johnson Pharazyn. Biographical information: *Curran Index*; BL; Biographical information: Jeremy Parrott, “More Newly Identified Contributors to *Household Words*,” *Dickens Quarterly*, vol. 35, no. 3, September 2018, pp. 189-206 (pp. 200-1). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
I’ve Lost My Heart 1860-08-11 Once a Week Poet 285
A Journey to the Moon 1867-02-16 Once a Week Poet 12085