March 5, 1858, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

Daughter of Rev. J. Horsey of Portsea, around 1800 Maria married John Saffery, pastor of the Baptist church at Salisbury. She published, in her younger days, a romance and a brief poem. Her other works include:

  1. Fain, O My Babe, I’d Have Thee Know
  2. God of the Sunlight Hours
  3. Savior, We Seek the Watery Tomb
  4. There Is a Little Lonely Fold
  5. ’Tis the Great Father We Adore