Jerrold, Douglas William (M)

b. 3 January 1803. d. 8 June 1857. Nationality: English.
Playwright and journalist. Pseudonym: “Q.” Contributed to *Punch*. Son of Samuel Jerrold, was an actor and theatre manager. Performed in his father’s plays from a young age. Educated by an actor from his father’s company. Entered the navy in 1813 but returned after three years to help his family. Began writing plays for private theatres. Married Mary Anne Swann in 1824. Attempted to start his own periodical publications, but his attempts were mostly unsuccessful. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (SP)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Tale of the Tower 1840 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15168