MC was born; the record of her wedding says that when she married in September 1738 she was over twenty-one.
Probably December 1746
MC (as 'Mary Homebred') published A Christmass-Box for Masters and Misses
, in two small volumes, illustrated with engravings.
A second edition of MC's Felicia to Charlotte
added a volume two by 'the author of the First Volume', in which the heroine bears a child.
31 December 1762
MC died of "a lingering illness" which her husband
attributed to "agitation of mind"
brought on by her translation from Gessner