Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Abdy, Maria
ABDY, MARIA (d. 1867), poetess, was daughter of Richard Smith, by a sister of Horace and James Smith [see Smith, Horatio], and wife of the Rev. J. Channing Abdy. She contributed to the ‘New Monthly’ and ‘Metropolitan’ magazines and several annuals, and printed, for private circulation, eight series of her poems between 1830 and 1862. She died 19 July 1867.