Matilda Charlotte Houstoun entry: Overview screen.
16 August 1811
Matilda Charlotte Jesse (later the novelist and travel writer MCH) was christened at All Saints
, West Bromwich
; her date of birth was likely shortly before this date.
By 5 September 1862
MCH published her first novel, "Recommended to Mercy"
, anonymously; this treatment of unconventional morality was mentioned frequently on the title-pages of her later novels.
MCH went on writing until close to her death. Her final novel, The Way She Won Him
, was preceded by A Cruel Wrong
in the previous year.
By June 1892
MCH died in her home at 16 Gloucester Street
; at the time of her death she had entirely lost the use of her legs.