Foote, Maria (c. 1797–1867)
Foote, Maria (c. 1797–1867)
English actress and countess of Harrington. Born, probably at Plymouth, England, around 1797; died on December 27, 1867; daughter of Samuel Foote (a descendant of the great actor Samuel Foote, 1720–1777); married Charles Stanhope, 4th earl of Harrington.
An English actress whose amatory and matrimonial affairs were somewhat sensational, Maria Foote appeared as Amanthis in Elizabeth Inchbald 's The Child of Nature at Covent Garden in 1814. She remained at Covent Garden until 1825, then did a stint at the Drury Lane before touring England and Ireland. Foote retired from the stage, after a relatively notorious career, in 1831, on her marriage to Charles Stanhope, earl of Harrington.
Maria Foote previously claimed that she had been seduced by a militia colonel named Berkeley who would not marry her. She also sought and won £3,000 damages for breach of promise from one Joseph Hayne, Esq., also known as "Pea Green" Hayne because of the color of his coat. A report of the 1824 trial of Foote v. Hayne, wherein the sympathy of the public was squarely behind her, sold for sixpence on the streets of London.
"Foote, Maria (c. 1797–1867)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 19, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/foote-maria-c-1797-1867
"Foote, Maria (c. 1797–1867)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. . Retrieved April 19, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/foote-maria-c-1797-1867
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.