Sarah Dixon entry: Overview screen.
28 September 1671
SD was baptised in Rochester
, the eldest of a family of three.
Internal textual evidence shows that many of SD's published poems were written around this time, though the first date she puts in print is 1716.
6 July 1774
"The Ruins of St Austin's
", which SD wrote at seventy-three, was posthumously published in the Kentish Gazette