Loudon, Agnes

CHILDREN'S WRITER (ENGLAND)
BORN 1832, London: Paddington - DIED 1863, London: Kensington
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (074/PS (4547))

Agnes Loudon was the daughter of the botanist John Claudius Loudon and the author Jane Loudon born Webb. Her father died when she was only ten. During parties that her mother gave at their home she met people like Douglas Jerrold, Charles an Edward Landseer and Clara Novello.

Her story "The Lost Gloves, or We Shall See. A Story for Little Girls" was published in Chambers's in 1845. She also wrote six of the elven stories in "Tales for Young People" (1846).

In 1858 her mother died and six months later she married the solicitor Markham Spofforth on 26 Dec 1858. Shortly after the birth of their third child Agnes she died in June 1863. She was buried next to her parents at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

Family
• Mother: Loudon, Jane
• Father: Loudon, John Claudius
• Husband: Spoffort, Markham (1858-1863, London: Christchurch, Lancaster Gate)

Related persons
• was a friend of Collins, Wilkie

Images

The grave of Agnes Loudon at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2017)

 

Sources
Agnes Loudon


Loudon, Jane

Published: 2 Sep 2018
Last update: 16 Sep 2018