Peacock, Mabel (F)

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* <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabel_Peacock> (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