Jane Johnson entry: Overview screen.
16 December 1706
Jane Russell (later JJ) was born, probably at Warwick
, where she was baptised. She was the younger of her parents' two children, with an elder half-sister from her father's first marriage.
1744 or 1745
Inspired by the use of stories in family education by Richardson
's Pamela, JJ wrote, printed and bound for her daughter and eldest son "A very pretty story to tell Children when they are about five or six years of age".
9 February 1759
JJ died in her early fifties, after less than a week's illness, "of an inflamation in her Bowels."
She had made her will in 1758.