Norton, Caroline, Lady Stirling Maxwell (F)

b. 3 March 1808. d. 15 June 1877. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, and law reform campaigner. Née Sheridan. Granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Daughter of Thomas (Tom) Sheridan. Pseudonyms: “C. E. N.,” “N.” Contributed to *Fraser’s Magazine*, *Macmillan’s Magazine*, *The Keepsake*, and the *New Monthly Magazine*. Married George Norton on 30 June 1827. She lobbied to change child custody laws after losing custody of her children to her husband after their separation. Also campaigned for women’s property rights. Became Lady Stirling Maxwell upon her marriage to second husband Sir William Stirling Maxwell on 1 March 1877. Friends with major literary figures including Fanny Kemble, Charles Dickens, Samuel Rogers, and Mary Shelley. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (SP, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Widower 1832-08-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3006
Lament of Louise De La Vallière 1835 The Keepsake Poet 3880
The Reprieve 1836 The Keepsake Poet 4206
Fashion’s Idol 1836 The Keepsake Poet 4208
The Favourite Flower 1836 The Keepsake Poet 4197
Sonnet 1836 The Keepsake Poet 4205
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons 1836 The Keepsake Poet 6209
Sonnet 1836 The Keepsake Poet 6207
The Departed Friend 1837 The Keepsake Poet 4437
The Mother’s Heart 1840-11-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5252
Children 1845-05-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5824
A Household Word to My Cousin Helen 1852-07-24 Household Words Poet 1255
The Invalid’s Mother. To the Sun, at Lisbon 1855-09-01 Household Words Poet 1391
The Herald Star: A Christmas Poem 1861-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14030
Gone! 1862-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14272
The Chance Blessing 1862-05 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13894
Helen’s Tower, Erected by Lord Dufferin, in Honour of His Mother, at Clandeboye, Ireland 1863-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13907
The Great Chesnut Tree at Keir to its Owner, in the Storm of October 4th, 1860 1866-09 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14327
Autumn Musings. (Dedicated to my dear Mary Campbell, of Hazel Bank, Murray Fields, Edinburgh) 1866-10 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14331
St. Andrew’s Links 1875-07 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14528
Haunting Eyes. (For Music) 1875-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14530
April Days 1876-05 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14553
“John Murray! Dare I call thee John?” 1891-05 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 8304