Mary Jones entry: Overview screen.
Shortly before 8 March 1707
MJ was born in Oxford
, the second of five children, and the only girl.
MJ published by subscription at Oxford Miscellanies in Prose and Verse
: it seems possible that the unauthorised appearances of her work had first suggested to her the idea of a proper edition.
16 March 1761
MJ wrote to thank Ralph Griffiths
of the Monthly Review
for inviting her to participate in some literary venture or other, but she declined the invitation.
10 February 1778
MJ, writer and postmistress of Oxford
, died there at 16 Fish Street
(now St Aldate's).