Birth date: 
1722
Death date: 
1746
Birth town: 
Country: 
England

Mary Leapor was christened on 26 Feb 1722 at Marston St Lawrence. Her father, Phillip Leapor, was a Brackley man, who was a gardener employed by Sir John Blencowe until 1726. Her mother was Anne Sharman from Weston by Weedon.

Mary was a poetess, and was also employed in service as a cook maid in Weston working for Susannah Jennens, the married daughter of John Blencowe, whose husband owned Weston Hall. Mary fell out of favour in the household, but returned to her parents home in Brackley, from where she died and was buried 'in wool' in Brackley on 14 November 1746.

Mary Leapor produced a substantial body of exceptional poetry which was only published after her early death at the age of twenty-four.

Poems by this Poet

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A Portrait of the Artist 19 May 2014
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
0
Advice to Sophronia 5 September 2014
5
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0
An Epistle to a Lady 31 July 2013
5
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0
Crumble-Hall 31 July 2013
0
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Essay on Woman, An 19 May 2014
4.28
Average: 4.3 (25 votes)
0
Hope 5 September 2014
0
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In the Kitchen 29 November 2013
0
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Man the Monarch 31 July 2013
0
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Mira to Octavia 5 September 2014
0
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Mira's Song 19 May 2014
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