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15 June 1780
Mary Langdon (later MB) was born (according to anthologist Andrew Ashfield
) the eldest of three sisters and a brother, at North Petherton
in the Sedgemoor
area of Somerset, where she grew up.
MB assigns this date to a poem which appears to speak of her own love-experience under the name of 'Emma'.
MB published through Whittaker
a three-volume novel entitled Longhollow; A Country Tale
; on the title-page she used both her married names: 'Mrs Bryan Bedingfield'.