Unwin, Mary (nee Cawthorne) . Unwin, Mary Born Mary Cawthorne in Downham on 21 July..
Unwin, Mary Born Mary Cawthorne in Downham on 21 July 1723. She was married to the Rev. Morley Unwin when William Cowper, who wrote such hymns as" God moves in a Mysterious Way " came to stay as a house guest. When the Rev. Unwin was killed in a riding accident, she moved with her daughter, with Cowper to Olney, in Northants., as companion. He was a manic-depressive, but Mary was able to bring him out of his dark moods and was rewarded by being made his heir. She died in 1796. From a portrait, probably by Henry Robinson, after Arthur Devis, about 1750.
Date of coverage01/04/2005-30/04/2005
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