Margaret T. Pender

Life
1865-?; [née O’Doherty; otherwise Mrs. M. T. Pender]; b. Co. Antrim; dg. farmer; ed. privately and at Ballyrobin Nat. School, and Convent of Mercy, Crumlin Rd., Belfast; married directly on leaving school; contributed to various periodicals; prizes in Weekly Freeman and United Ireland competitions; a favourite contributor to Ireland’s Own; her wrote poetry, short stories and patriotic novels incl. The Green Cockade, A Tale of Ulster in ‘98 (1898); also a poet, her son John Justin Pender d. 1906 (aetat. 35). DIW IF DUB.

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Works
The Green Cockade, a tale of Ulster in ’98 (Dublin: Sealy & Co. 1898), another ed. (Dublin: Martin Lester [1920]); Married in May (Talbot 1919), another ed. (Dublin: Martin Lester [1920]; The Outlaw (Dublin: Martin Lester 1925); The Bog of Lilies (Dublin: Talbot 1927), another ed. (Dublin: 1929); The Spearmen of the North (Dublin: Talbot 1931); The Last of the Irish Chiefs (Dublin: Talbot [n.d.])

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References
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), lists The Green Cockade (London: Downey & Co. [1898]), Do., rep. (Dublin: Sealy, Bryers [n.d.])[ante-1907], & edns.; [love story in Ulster during Rebellion of 1798, with historical chars.]; The Last of the Irish Chiefs (publ in serial form and possibly unprinted otherwise), a sensational rom. of Sir Cahir O’Doherty’s rising of 1608 in Derry.

Library of Herbert Bell (Belfast) holds The Green Cockade, Dublin 1898; The Spearman [sic] of the North (Dublin 1931).

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Notes
Advertisement for The Green Cockade appears on the back papers of Samuel Ferguson’s Congal (Dublin: Sealy &c. 1907), referring it to events in Ulster, 1798.

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