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Frances Emily (Moberly) Awdry (30 May 1844-24 November 1921)


author of elementary science textbooks


  She was a member of the Gosling Society as ‘Humble Bee’ approximately 1859-1868. Always known as Emily, she was goddaughter to CMY's mother FMY. Daughter of the Rt. Rev. George Moberly, she married (4 August 1868) the Rt. Rev. William Awdry (1842-1910). While he was a schoolmaster at Winchester, they both promoted the extension lectures.