Ianthe Elizabeth Esdaile

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Ianthe Elizabeth Esdaile (Shelley)

Also Known As: "Eliza"
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Daughter of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Harriet Shelley
Wife of Edward Jefferies Esdaile, Sir
Mother of Charles Edward Jefferies Esdaile and Una Dean Thurston
Sister of Charles Bysshe Shelley; Clara Shelley and Will
Half sister of Sir Percy Florence Shelley, 3rd Baronet; Elena Adelaide Shelley; Clara Eveline Shelley; Allegra W. Shelley; Will Eveline Shelley and 1 other

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About Ianthe Elizabeth Esdaile

Ianthe's father, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, eloped with very young Harriet and then left her when she was pregnant with Ianthe, for sixteen year old Mary. Mary Shelley was the author of "Frankenstein".

See "The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 2" By Percy Bysshe Shelley - there is a notation on Google Books which refers to the "Esdaile Notebook", a collection of poems by Shelley which passed down from Harriet to her daughter Ianthe....it continued to be passed on through the Esdaile until 1962 when it was sold by auction. This collection was purportedly meant to be a copy of his poems, in case the originals went astray, and were written casuallyt without punctuation. However, he did write in the Notebook two sonnets - one to Harriet, and one to Ianthe - both finished with punctuation.

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Ianthe Elizabeth Esdaile's Timeline

June 28, 1813
London, Middlesex, England
September 27, 1837
Age 24
Age 31
June 16, 1876
Age 62
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Age 62