Gillington, May Clarissa (Byron) (F)

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