The Hon. Mrs Mary Ward (1827–1869) Astronomer, Microscopist, Artist and Entrepreneur

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 292)


Mary Ward, née King, was born on 27 April 1827 at Ballylin in Co. Offaly, the youngest of four children of the Reverend Henry King and his wife Harriette. Her Mother, who was a member of the distinguished Lloyd family within the County, was sister to Alice, mother of the famous astronomer William, third Earl of Rosse (see the biography of his wife Lady Mary Rosse in Chapter 1).


Royal Astronomical Society Small Telescope Natterjack Toad Irish Time Apparent Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Space Technology Ireland Ltd.National University of IrelandMaynooth, Co. KildareIreland

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