Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Mary Howard Armitage

Alternate Name(s): Marshall (maiden name); Mrs. Robert Ayrey Armitage (familiar name)

Biography: Mary Howard Armitage was born in 1838 in Manchester, the youngest daughter of John Marshall. In 1863 she married Robert Ayrey Armitage, a prominent Manchester stockbroker. She wrote one novel, Worth or Birth? (1865). The couple had five daughters and two sons. She was living in 1901.

References: British Census (1881); Lancashire Biographies, Rolls of Honour (James, 1917)


  1. Worth or Birth?: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1865.