Susanna Blamire was born to a genteel family in Cumberland, near Carlisle. She and her other siblings were raised by an aunt when her father remarried in 1754, and she had but minimal education at the local school at Raughton Head. Blamire, reported to be a lively and attractive woman, and a talented musician, never married and apparently suffered from ill health. Her songs and other poems circulated in manuscript and were preserved by the sister with whom she lived; they were eventually published in 1842 with a memoir by Patrick Maxwell.
Poetical works, ed. Henry Lonsdale. 1842.
Songs, in Songs and ballads of Cumberland and the Lake Country, ed. Sidney Gilpin. 1866.