Shortly before 16 February 1770
Barbara Wreaks (later BH) was born in Sheffield
, the elder of at least two surviving children.
BH published The Son of a Genius
, dedicated to her thirteen-year-old son, quoting the book of Proverbs
on the title-page.
4 November 1844
BH died at Richmond
, of erysipelas exacerbated by the effects of a fall when going upstairs after her usual late-night shift of writing.
By 21 November 1846
BH's "Daniel Dennison; or, The Autobiography of A Country Apothecary" (inspired by George Crabbe
's Annals of the Parish
) and "The Cumberland
Statesman" were posthumously published together as Daniel Dennison; and, The Cumberland Statesman