Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Sybella Mary Crawley-Boevey (1851–1911)
Biography: Sybella Mary Crawley-Boevey was born in 1851 at Flaxley Abbey, Gloucester, the youngest daughter of Sir Martin Hyde Crawley-Boevey, 4th baronet, and Elizabeth Daubeny. Her father died when she was young (in 1862). In 1888, Crawley-Boevey wrote Dene Forest Sketches (1888), a study about the Forest of Dean where her father was the verderer. She followed this with two novels: the mystical-themed Beyond Cloudland (1888) and the love story Conscience Makes the Martyr (1894). She never married and died in 1911.
References: British Census (1881); Burke; Times (16 August 1911)