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CAMPBELL ( MORRIESON ), ELIZA CONSTANTIA ( 1796 - 1864 ), author .

Born 8 Jan. 1796 , she was the daughter of Richard Pryce of Gunley near Forden (one of whose ancestors, Capt. Richard Pryce , was a prominent Montgomeryshire Roundhead ). She was twice m.: first ( 1826 ) to Commander Robert Campbell , R.N. (d. 1832 ), a cousin of Thomas Campbell the poet — one of their sons was Lewis Campbell the Greek scholar; and secondly ( 1844 ) to Capt. Hugh Morrieson , E.I.C. (d. 1859 ).

She published Stories from the History of Wales , 1833 , reissued in 1837 as Tales about Wales . She d. in 1864 .

Sources:

  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies , second ed., 1894 ;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries, Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department , 1898 .

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959