Author: Ellen Eyre Cornish
Author: Ellen Eyre Cornish (1835–1872)
Alternate Name(s): Turquand (married name)
Biography: Ellen Eyre Cornish was born in 1835 in Ottery St. Mary, the daughter of clergyman Sidney William Cornish and his wife Jane (née Kingdon). At a young age, she published fiction and poetry and contributed to Once a Week. In 1857, she married clergyman Alexander Peter Turquand who eventually took over her father's position as vicar of Ottery St. Mary. After a long illness, she died in 1872 in Ottery St. Mary. An obituary remarks, "Her many deeds of kindness have made her name a household word among the poor whom she has so greatly benefitted."
References: British Census (1861, 1871); Burke; Western Times (29 June 1872)
- Everley: A Tale. 1 vol. London: Joseph Masters, 1855.
- Northwode Priory: A Tale. 2 vol. London: Joseph Masters, 1857.
- The Home at Heatherbrae: A Tale. 1 vol. London: Longman, 1871.