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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Frederic Adye

Author: Frederic Adye (1847–1918)

Alternate Name(s): William Frederick Adey (alternate name)

Biography: William Frederic Adye was born in 1847 in Poole, Dorset, the son of shipowner and merchant William Lewis Cockrane Adye and his wife Emma (née King). (The family name appears variously as "Adye" or "Adey".) He attended Oxford Univeristy (B. A. 1871, M. A. 1886) and was ordained in the Church of England. He served a short time as curate of Princetown Church before taking positions as Curate of Bredon and Vicar of Tarrant Monkton. He wrote the single novel though later wrote on field sports and games. In 1884, he married Alice Jane Steward and the couple had three children. He died on 17 February 1918 at home in Tarrant Monkton, Dorset.

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References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); Probate; Western Antiquary 7 (1888)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Queen of the Moor.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1885.