Jane Brereton entry: Overview screen.
Jane Hughes (later JB) was born at Bryn-Griffith
on the borders of Wales
. She had a brother, and was the younger daughter of two, but her sister died early.
This is the earliest date attached to an item in JB's posthumous Poems on Several Occasions
, published thirty-five years later.
7 August 1740
JB died, as her daughter Charlotte recorded in an anniversary poem published in the Gentleman's Magazine
. The cause was said to be 'gravel', or urinary problems.