Boddington, Mary Teresa née Comerford, 1776—1840
Mary Comerford Boddington was born in Cork, the daughter of Patrick Comerford (d. 1796), wine merchant, and Anne Comerford, sister of Sir William Gleadowe-Newcomen. She left Cork for London in 1803, and two years later married Thomas Boddington (1774-1862), West Indian merchant, whose lucrative business was centred there. They had three children: Mary Theresa (1806-1898); Thomas (1807-1881); and Harriet (1809-1877). After 1815, she toured on the continent. Slight Reminiscences (1834) was her first book, followed by a collection of tales, The Gossip's Week (1836), her second travel book, Sketches (1837), and Poems (1839), all with Longman.
Allingham, William. Nightingale Valley. A Collection, Including a Great Number of the Choicest Lyrics and Short Poems in the English Language. London: Bell and Daldy, 1860. 279n.
Comerford, Patrick. The Comerford Family History Blog. Online.
Windele, John. Historical and Descriptive Notices of the City of Cork and Its Vicinity. Cork: Boster, 1840. 130.
|Slight Reminiscences of the Rhine, Switzerland, and a Corner of Italy||1834|
|Sketches in the Pyrenees||1837|