?1800-?1855 [poss. Louise or Louisa]; author of the Kathleen Mavourneen
and Dermot Astore; b. Co. Cavan; dg. of a British soldier
and naturalist married to a Macartney; ed. Wiltshire, her fathers
home place; prob. married; contirb. Metropolitan Magazine, 1830-35; Irish Songs (1840), with music by F. N. Crouch; Thomas Moore wrote
lyrics for Russian airs composed by her. PI DIW ODQ JMC DIL DUB OCIL.
Justin McCarthy, ed., Irish Literature (1904), gives dates as ?1800-?1855,
and styles her Mrs.; selects Kathleen Mavnorneen, and Dermot
Astore; ANTH, Oxford Dict. Quot. gives Kathleen Mavourneen,
with bio-date, fl.1835.
DIW, c.1799-c.1860; b. Co. Cavan; Kathleen published Metropolitan,
1830; published Irish Songs, set to music by F. N. Crouch (1840);
and several novels. QRY, DUB has F. M. Crouch]
PI calls her Louisa Matilda Jane Crawford,
but cites E. C. Stedmans Victorian Anthology which gives
her name as Louise Macartney Crawford. Native of Cavan, b. 1790, but the
daughter of a British soldier and naturalist, of Luckham Hall, Wiltshire.
Kathleen Mavorneen appeared in the Metropolitan Magazine
(1830-40). Moore wrote words for Russian airs composed by her.