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Mary Peisley was less of an author, either in spirit or practice, than her friend and associate Catherine Phillips, yet writing was an important part of her brief but highly successful career in the mid eighteenth century as a Quaker minister and preacher. During this career she delivered probably hundreds of impromptu sermons, which have not survived. Her religious letters have fared better, since they were collected by her widower, Samuel Neale, and published in edited form after he died, which was more than a generation after she did.
19 January 1718 MP was born at Ballymore in County Kildare, Ireland, close to the River Liffey. She was the eldest of three children. Bibliographic Citation link.
19 March 1757 Only two days after she was married, MP died of violent stomach pains (possibly from a burst stomach ulcer or appendix), which had seized her the same day. Bibliographic Citation link.
1795 The collection of MP's letters which her widower, Samuel Neale, had strung together with narrative, was published at Dublin nearly forty years after her death and three years after his. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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