Maria Riddell entry: Overview screen.
4 November 1772
Maria Woodley (later MR) was born in England
(whereabouts is not known), the youngest daughter and youngest child but one in her family of seven.
17 March 1788
Fifteen-year-old Maria Woodley (later Riddell) was a confident enough occasional poet to engage in "jousting in verse" in reply to a compliment from the thirtyish Joseph Jekyll
flirtatiously declining his proffer of love.
15 December 1808
MR died at Chester
less than nine months after her second marriage; many sources erroneously give the date of her death as 1812.