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Honora Sneyd (1751–1773)
Honora Edgeworth (1773–1780)


Daughter of Major Edward Sneyd of Lichfield and his wife Susanna Cook. A ward of Anna Seward in Lichfield. Married Richard Lovell Edgeworth as his second wife in 1773. Lived on Edgeworth’s Irish estate, 1773–6, then in Hertfordshire before moving to Shropshire in 1778 to be treated for tuberculosis by Erasmus Darwin. Sister of Elizabeth Sneyd, Richard Lovell Edgeworth’s third wife.


Burke’s landed gentry 1879

ODNB s.v. Edgeworth, Richard Lovell


Burke’s landed gentry: A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but unvisited with heritable honours. Burke’s genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry. By John Burke et al. 1st–18th edition. London: Henry Colburn [and others]. 1833–1969.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.