Mary Acklin (The Squire's Young Daughter) [Laws M16]

DESCRIPTION: The father of a girl secretly sees her giving a ring to her sweetheart. He confines the girl and arrests the singer for robbery. The girl pleads for her lover and, rather than being transported, he is freed. The two marry and settle down
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Gray)
KEYWORDS: ring robbery prison reprieve marriage love
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws M16, "Mary Acklin (The Squire's Young Daughter)"
Greenleaf/Mansfield 93, "The Squire's Young Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gray, pp. 82-84, "Mary Aclon" (1 text)
SHenry H30b, pp. 437-438, "Young Mary of Accland (a)"; H721, p. 438, "Young Mary of Accland (b)" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 110-111, "Mary Acklin" (1 text)
Mackenzie 40, "Mary Riley" (1 text)
DT 581, MARYRILY

Roud #540
RECORDINGS:
Leonard Molloy, "Mary Ecklan" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "William (Willie) Riley (Riley's Trial)" [Laws M10] (plot)
cf. "Lady Elspat" [Child 247] (plot)
cf. "The Footboy" (plot)
File: LM16

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