Mary Pix

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  • Anne Kelley (Independent Scholar - Europe)

Mary Pix (1666-1709) was a playwright and novelist. It seems likely that she was born in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire. Her father, Roger Griffith, may have been the Rev. Roger Griffith, vicar of Padbury and Headmaster of the Royal Latin School in Buckingham; her mother Lucy, née Berriman, originated from Soundess in the parish of Nettlebed, Oxfordshire. There is a comment in Giles Jacob's Poetical Register that Mary Pix “by her Mother's side was descended from a very considerable family, that of the Wallis's” (Giles Jacob, The Poetical Register , London: 1719, l, 203), but that is the only extant reference to this genealogy. For most of her adult life, Pix appears to have lived in London. The records of …

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Kelley, Anne. "Mary Pix". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 July 2002
[, accessed 07 October 2015.]

Articles on Pix's works

  1. The Inhumane Cardinal, or, Innocence Betrayed