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Susanna Blamire (1747 - 1794)

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Susanna Blamire
Born in Cardew, Cumberland, Englandmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Carlisle, Cumberland, Englandmap
Profile last modified 29 Dec 2019 | Created 23 Feb 2019
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Susanna Blamire is Notable.


An English Romantic poet, known as The Muse of Cumberland.

Blamire was born at Cardew Hall, near Cardew, Cumberland, on 12 January 1747. Her parents were William Blamire, a farmer who died in 1758, and Isabella Simpson of Stockdalewath who died in 1753. Left an orphan, she went to live with her mother's sister Mary who farmed at Thackwood, Stockdalewath. [1]

Through another aunt, Mrs Fell, a curate's wife from Chilingham, she befriended the aristocratic Tankerville family: there was talk of a possible marriage between her and the family's eldest son, Lord Ossulton, but the rigid social mores of the times prevented it and he was sent abroad. She remained unmarried.

Blamire suffered from a recurrent and severe form of rheumatic heart disease, which killed her on 5 April 1794 in Carlisle and is buried by her own request at Raughton Head chapel.


  1. Maycock, Christopher Hugh. "Blamire, Susanna". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/2600

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