Seventeen-year-old Charles Lamb
(brother of Mary
), on a visit to his grandmother Mary Field
at Blakesware Manor (who was now mortally ill with breast cancer), fell in love with a girl living nearby who...
Family and Intimate relationships
's maternal grandmother, Mary Field
, was housekeeper in a great house, Blakesware near Widford in Hertfordshire, where the owners seldom came, so that she lived there rather as if she owned it herself.
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking, 2003.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Wealth and Poverty
Their father lost his primary job just as he was becoming too infirm (and disabled in one hand) to work as a butler in the Inner Temple. Their grandmother Mary Field
died four days after...