Miss Marianne Neville was charged as follows: For believing the Omnipotence of God and the restoration of Israel, according to the scriptures... and further with intending to lay out GBP150... in establishing a portion of the Ten Tribes of Israel in Idumea etc; and was likewise charged with having printed a Geography, for the use of Schools
She was kept under the supervision of the court, who employed a live-in housekeeper to look after her affairs and her money. She was not permitted to support the religious causes she espoused, nor to travel. She very much viewed this as being incarcerated without trial. She was, however, allowed to support orphans and teach them to embroider. Five of these assisted with this sampler.
She embarked on a campaign of letter writing which was throughout her confinement at 33 Upper Rutland Street, Dublin. Her correspondents, via the mediation of her agent, as she was not allowed to write directly, included His Excellency Edem Bey, the Minister of Public Instruction in Egypt. She was forthright in outlining her views of education and urged him to import Irish linen workers to revive the defunct Egyptian linen industry.
This embroidered Gospel of St Luke must surely have been part of her drive to teach English through the medium of the bible.
See A Narrative of Seven Years of Religious Persecution, Joseph B. Coleridge, 1844.