Cecilia Mary Caddell

Life
?1813-1877 [var. 1814]; b. Harbourstown, Co. Meath; dg. Richard O’Farrel Caddell; lifelong invalid; contrib. Irish Monthly, Map, Month, and Catholic World; novels incl. Blind Agnes (1855); Nellie Netterville (1867), both translated into French and Italian; d. 11 Sept., Kingstown [Dun Laoghaire]. IF DIW OCIL

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Works
Flower & Fruit, or the Use of Tears (Dublin: Duffy 1856); Marie, or The Workwoman of Liege (NY: Kenedy 1856); Never Forgotten [c.1871]; Blind Agnes[e] , or the Little Spouse of the Blessed Sacrament (Dublin: Duffy [1887]), another ed. (NY: Kenedy [1888]); Wild Times (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne 1925); Nellie Netterville (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [1867]; NY: Catholic Publications 1878); Lost Genevieve (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [n.d.]); The Miner’s Daughter (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [n.d.]); A Pearl in Dark Waters (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [n.d.]); Father de Lisle, A Story of Tyborne (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [n.d.]); Blanche Leslie (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [n.d.]); Minister’s Daughter (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne n.d.); Little Snowdrop (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [n.d.]); Tales for the Young (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne [n.d.]); also poems in Orbey Shipley, ed., Lyra Messianica (1864).

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References
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore [Pt. I] (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), calls her a daughter of ‘old’ Catholic family which retained estates, related to Viscount Southwell (mat. gf.); writings illustrate history and Catholic piety; d. at 77; contrib. to Catholic periodicals; Nellie Netterville, or One of the Transplanted [1867], ‘a tale in the time of Cromwell’ and Blind Agnes (Dublin: Duffy: 2nd ed. 1856; 5th ed. 1873) [discovered begging outside Naples church and brought back to Ireland by Lady Oranmore, who discovers her to be his gdg.; her priest-hunting uncle Squire Netterville (‘the pervert’ acc. Brown) has gained the estate by turning Protestant; saved from fury of the Catholics by his brother, Fr. Netterville, and returns to orig. faith, returning property; Fr. Netterville murdered by Cromwellians; Agnes dies on Feast of Sacred Heart]; IF adds the following titles, Wild Times; Marie, or the Workwoman of Liege; Lost Genevieve; The Miner’s Daughter; Flowers and Fruit, the publisher being Duffy.

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