18 March 1736
PG may have been the Phebe French born on this day in Peartree Alley
to Martha and Anthony French. Or she may have been born to Sarah and Thomas French of Edge Hill
, close to where she was living in 1761.
By April 1764
PG published anonymously a novel entitled The Life and Adventures of Mr. Francis Clive
, one of two works she issued this year, which may be her first.
PG reported to the Royal Literary Fund
her "unsubduable aspiration . . . to perfect before she dies, a work that will evince, she has not lived in vain." She had such a work on the stocks, but seems not to have finished it.
Some time before 8 May 1822
PG must have died some time before (perhaps long before) this date, on which her death is first explicitly mentioned.