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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Mira's Will 31 July 2013
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Of Friendship 19 May 2014
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Silvia and the Bee 5 September 2014
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Soto, a Character 5 September 2014
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Strephon to Celia 31 July 2013
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Strephon to Celia. A Modern Love-Letter 19 May 2014
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The Epistle of Deborah Dough 19 May 2014
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The Headache 5 September 2014
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The Patrons of My Early Song 19 May 2014
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The Visit 19 May 2014
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