24 September 1812
MAB was born at Bray
, the eldest of three children.
MAB first reached print, with poems contributed to the Berkshire Chronicle
. Its editor, a Mr Hanshall, took her seriously and offered her advice.
28 January 1845
MAB (now living and writing under her married name of Gray) died at her home, Sunday's Well
, of 'heart spasms', aged only thirty-two.
December 1845-February 1846
In its final two instalments of poetry by MAB, the Dublin University Magazine
seemed bent on demonstrating that poetry was not a suitable avocation for a woman.