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Smiley, Mrs. Maria

A widow with £200 a year out of the Kingsland Road brickfields. A friend of Mrs. Moulder, who engineered a marriage between her reluctant brother John Kenneby and the widow.

"...a firm set, healthy looking woman of-about forty. She had large, dark, glassy eyes, which were bright without sparkling. Her cheeks were very red, having a fixed settled colour that never altered with circumstances. Her black wiry hair was ended in short crisp curls, which sat close to her head. It almost collected like a wig, but the hair was in truth her own. Her mouth was small, and her lips thin ... " - Orley Farm