Mary Savage

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MS was a later eighteenth-century poet in the Augustan tradition, who says she also wrote a great deal of prose.

Milestones

24 February 1718
Mary Belt (later MS ) was baptised in London. She was probably born shortly before this, apparently an only surviving child.
Ashfield, Andrew. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Mary Savage.
Ancestry.co.uk.
By August 1777
MS 's Poems on Various Subjects and Occasions was published with her name (Mrs. Savage) in two small volumes, From the Author's Manuscript, in the Hands of the Editor.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
44 (1777): 151
English Short Title Catalogue.
Savage, Mary. Poems on Various Subjects and Occasions. C. Parker, 1777.
1: title-page
March 1788
At the time of her death MS was listed as executrix of her husband 's will, but she died this year whereas he survived until 1789. His will was proved in August that year.
Ashfield, Andrew. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Mary Savage.
Life of William Savage. 1829.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Willliam Savage

Biography

Birth and Family

24 February 1718
Mary Belt (later MS ) was baptised in London. She was probably born shortly before this, apparently an only surviving child.
Ashfield, Andrew. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Mary Savage.
Ancestry.co.uk.