Power, eldest of 4 children. (or 6?) Due to her father's straitened circumstances, she was sent to london to be educated and cared for by her aunt, Lady Blessington. There is an entry in the DNB Vol. 16 which must refer to her, although details are wrong :- "Power, Marguerite A. (1815?-1867), author; niece of Marguerite, countess of Blessington [q.v.]; wrote, besides other works, a poem entitled "Virginia's hand" (1860) [xlvi. 268]" "Marguerite Agnes Power" GRO ref. Deaths Sep 1867 Power Marguerite Agnes 46 Watford 3a 217 She may have visited Alexandria and she may have died in Jul 1867. Page 267 1839/40 John Forster introduced Charles Dickens to her [Lady B.] and her resident neices.... the more real intimacy of contemporaries came to exist between Dickens and the Misses Power. Toward one of them - Marguerite - he showed great kindness after her aunt's death, accepting her work for his magazines, helping her with her writing, and sending her letters full of an easy affection to which, vis a vis Lady Blessington, he would have never thought to aspire. ?? Life 1815-1867; niece of Countess; ed. keepsake, 1851-57; author of novels, Evelyn Forrester, a woman's story (London 1856), The Foresters, a novel, 2 vols. (london 1857); The Letters of A Betrothed (London 1858); Nelly Carew, 2 vols. (London 1859); Virgina's Hand (London 1860); Sweethearts and Wives, 3 vols. (2nd ed. London 1861); Arabian Days and Nights, or Rays from the East (London 1863); and much poetry. Called by O'Donoghue `one of the best poetesses of her day'. DNB PI IF SUTH. After Lady Blessington's death, she wrote to Henry Bulwer that she hoped the home of D'Orsay's sister and brother in law, the de Gramonts, at Chambourcy would be her and her sister's home.