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Between 1609 and 1612
From her own references to her age, Mary Jackson (later MC) must have been born some time during these years.
11 February 1648
MC wrote the earliest surviving piece in her volume, a long prose "Dialogue betwixt the Soule, and the Body", on the occasion of her third son's death.
8 December 1650
MC wrote, at Covent Garden
, a poem "on the death of my 4th, & only Child, Robert Payler".
12 May 1652
MC wrote a short poem on the death of her fifth child, Peregrine.
31 December 1657-12 January 1658
MC, who now had two children living, wrote a long poem "Upon ye Sight of my abortive Birth".
After December 1680
MC died, probably in her seventies. She had outlived every one of her children, even the two who reached adulthood.