If EH was the Elizabeth Horrobin who married William Helme in 1772, that still leaves her far from fully identified. One possible candidate was christened on 8 August 1743 in the same London
church as that later wedding, and had a mother named Elizabeth. But if the Feminist Companion
is right in saying that EH was born near Durham
, then she was probably the baby christened there on 4 October 1753, which would make her ten years younger.
By April 1787
EH's first, anonymous novel, Louisa; or, The Cottage on the Moor
, remained one of her most successful works.
EH died. The precise date has not yet been established, but a work of 1812 was published without the designation "posthumous" which appears on Modern Times