1743 - 1818 (74 years)
||Mary Welbank |
||3 Feb 1742/43
||Stockton on Tees, Durham
||Frequently mentioned with her sister Jane in Ralph Jackson of Great Ayrton's diaries, 1780s. He dines with them, takes tea, and they go on drives and walks in the locality.|
Monday the Fifth; I rode to Stokesley did business there with Mr. Preston & dined at my
Bror. Wilson?s, Miss Jane Welbank & her Sistr. Mary there.
Tuesday the Sixth; a very cold day.
Wednesday the Seventh; my Bror. & Sistr. Wilson, their three Daughters, & Visitors Miss
Jane & Miss Mary Welbank & my Sister Esther, breakfasted with me & stayed till past one; then home
|Lampooned by Joseph Ritson in his "Versees addressed to the Ladies of Stockton" published in the Newcastle Miscellany, 1772.|
The LEARNED SISTERS next demand my lays;
Few outward charms they boast to speak their praise,
But by their mental they shall lovers thrall,
And, with goodnature, make them bless'd in all.
||Stockton on Tees, County Durham, England
||27 May 2020 |