Elizabeth Marsh (the future Elizabeth Hervey) was born, the only child of her parents. (She later had a half-brother, who became a celebrity.)
22 April 1788
Elizabeth Hervey's anonymous first book, Melissa and Marcia; or, the Sisters: A Novel
, issued by William Lane
with a quotation from Akenside
on its title-page, was advertised as published.
Elizabeth Hervey published her final novel, Amabel; or, Memoirs of A Woman of Fashion
, to which for the first time she set her name (on the dedication, not the title-page).
Elizabeth Hervey died, six years after her last novel, which was the first she ever published under her own name.