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Shortly before 10 February 1571
Margaret Dakins (later MH) was born, an only child; she was christened on this day at Wintringham
9 August 1599
MH began her diary, one of the earliest known in a European vernacular language, and the first extant one by an Englishwoman. The manuscript, probably incomplete, covers six years of her life.
21 July 1605
MH wrote for the last time in her surviving diary.
4 September 1633
Margaret, Lady Hoby, died at Hackness
at the age of sixty-two.