Ann Jane Carlile: A Temperance Pioneer
by Fredk. Sherlock
Fredk. Sherlock., 1897, [First Edition], black and white frontispiece, black and white illustrative plates, hardcover
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping and wear to covers, edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription to front fly-leaf (see photographs)
"Ann Jane Carlile (1775 - 1864)
Ann Jane Carlile was probably best known as one of the leading figures in what was known as the Temperance movement, which was active throughout the British Isles in the mid-nineteenth century.
Ann (or Anne) Jane Hammil was born at Ruskey (Rooskey), County Monaghan, youngest child of David Hammil, a linen merchant of Huguenot descent, and Martha Armstrong. There is some evidence that in her teens she and a local man her age (whose granddaughter would be Isabella Tod, the women’s rights campaigner) wanted to get married and may actually have been engaged, but older members of each family, though amicably, felt that the teenagers were too young and impetuous to be a suitable couple). She married instead the (Seceding) Minister of Bailieborough and Corraneary, County Cavan, Rev Francis Carlile. (There is evidence that later in life she preferred the spelling “Carlyle”, in a letter quoted by her biographer Sherlock; a rare facsimile autograph seems to support this.) Her husband's income was slender for a manse which would eventually have six daughters and a son, but Ann, industrious and businesslike, opened a shop in the town which prospered." - http://www.newulsterbiography.co.uk