Isabella Beeton entry: Overview screen.
12 March 1836
Isabella Mayson, later IB, was born in London
, the eldest of a family which initially consisted of four.
By July 1857
Shortly after beginning to write columns on the subject, IB began planning a cookery book and requested recipes from friends and readers of the Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine
6 February 1865
IB died a week after the birth of her last son. The cause was apparently puerperal fever, though it has also been suggested that she had contracted syphilis from her husband.