Mabel Peacock

Mabel Geraldine Woodruffe Peacock (9 May 1856– 17 July 1920)[1] was an English folklorist.

Peacock was the daughter of Lucy and Edward Peacock F.S.A. of Bottesford Manor, Brigg, Lincolnshire, and later of Kirton-in-Lindsey. Her brother Adrian was a noted ecologist.[2][3]

She made collections of folklore in this region and published them in journals and her books.[4]

She retired to Norfolk in 1918 and died of tuberculosis in 1920. Mabel Peacock is buried in Grayingham, Lincolnshire churchyard.[5]

Peacock is among the favorite authors of Sir George Bailey in A. S. Byatt's novel, Possession.[6]