24 January 1724
Frances Moore (later FB) was born shortly before this, the date of her christening at Claypole
By April 1769
FB published her second epistolary novel, The History of Emily Montague
, which until recently has been known as the first North American novel from its setting in the recently acquired British province of Lower Canada
29 August 1770
FB wrote a self-critical letter to Dodsley
about the reasons for Emily Montague
's comparative failure.
23 January 1789
FB died at Sleaford
, two days after her husband had died in Norfolk.