Sarah Ponsonby

Standard Name: Ponsonby, Sarah

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Lady Eleanor Butler
Eleanor Butler became Lady Eleanor when the Ormonde (or Ormond) title was restored to her family; Sarah Ponsonby had the church bells rung to celebrate this official entry into the nobility.
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Michael Joseph, 1971.
106
Cultural formation Hester Lynch Piozzi
HLP 's first marriage made heterosexuality a burden to her, with constant pregnancy, bearing children who died early and painfully, and tending to her husband's venereal diseases. She recorded what would later be called homophobic...
Cultural formation Lady Eleanor Butler
Much has been written about the sexuality of LEB and her younger companion Sarah Ponsonby . They shared a bed, and according to Butler's journal records, much loving physical contact, often of a therapeutic nature...
Cultural formation Lady Eleanor Butler
Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby eloped with the firm intention of spending their lives together: both wore men's clothes; Ponsonby escaped out of a window with a pistol and her little dog.
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Michael Joseph, 1971.
36
death Lady Eleanor Butler
LEB died at Plas Newydd, Llangollen; her companion Sarah Ponsonby survived her by two years, dying in early December 1831.
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Michael Joseph, 1971.
186, 192
Dedications J. S. Anna Liddiard
JSAL published at DublinKenilworth and Farley Castle: with other Poems, dedicated to two famous Irishwomen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby , the Ladies of Llangollen.
Liddiard, J. S. Anna. Kenilworth and Farley Castle: with Other Poems. Hibernia–Press Office, 1813.
prelims
Family and Intimate relationships Henrietta Maria Bowdler
Elizabeth Mavor , biographer of Butler and Ponsonby , classes as romantic attachments HMB 's friendships with both of them, with Smith , and with Margaret Davies . Bowdler was, says Mavor, inclined to adopt...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Eleanor Butler
In probably 1768 Eleanor Butler formed her friendship with the girl who was to become her life-partner, Sarah Ponsonby , who was sixteen years her junior and came from a somewhat lower rung of the...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Eleanor Butler
Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby left Sarah's home together for the second time; they now had their maid Mary Carryll with them, and the grudging assent of their relations.
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Michael Joseph, 1971.
47
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Lister
The Leeds Mercury then published a spoof marriage announcement between Ann Walker and Captain Tom Lister of Shibden Hall.AL thought this merely funny (unlike Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby , the Ladies of...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Power Cobbe
Lloyd was the daughter of the squire of Rhagatt in Merionethshire, Wales; a maiden aunt in the family had been a friend of the Ladies of Llangollen (Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby )...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
Among EOB 's literary friends, Elizabeth Hamilton was special. When Benger mentions Hamilton's delight in fostering unprotected talent, especially female talent, she is probably thinking of her own. She prints letters which are almost certainly...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Eleanor Butler
A report on Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby in the General Evening Post, headed Extraordinary Female Affection, called Butler tall and masculine and Ponsonby effeminate, fair and beautiful.
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Michael Joseph, 1971.
82
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Michael Joseph, 1971.
81-2
Fictionalization Lady Eleanor Butler
Penruddock 's version of their story sets their elopement in the middle of a ball, and gives them two exciting years in London; Colette and de Beauvoir take a triumphalist view of their assumed lesbianism...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Hamilton
While in Wales they visited Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby (the ladies of Llangollen) and in the Lakes they stayed with Elizabeth Smith and her family.
Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy. Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1818.
1: 152-4
Smith, Elizabeth. Fragments, In Prose and Verse. Bowdler, Henrietta MariaEditor , Richard Cruttwell, 1811.
151
In Edinburgh in 1803...

Timeline

1782
George Romney painted a picture to illustrate (after the fact) William Hayley 'a Triumphs of Temper, 1781: Serena, reading Burney 's Evelina. The model was Honora Sneyd .
1 April 1789
Hester Lynch Piozzi (a propos reports about Marie Antoinette ) indignantly recorded what she presents as if it was her first encounter with lesbianism.
March 1908
Mary Louisa Gordon , who had qualified as both a physician and a midwife and had practised medicine in London since 1900, was appointed the first female prison inspector in Britain.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.