12 August 1774
Hannah Spurr (later HK) was born in Sheffield
, her parents' seventh child.
2 July 1796
Hannah Spurr, later HK (who had kept a diary from the age of ten), began a religious journal in shorthand on loose leaves of paper: it opened: "This morning I have given myself to God."
By October 1830
HK's final book, published with her name, is her most ambitious: The Claims of West Africa to Christian Instruction, through the Native Languages
Extracts from HK's letters appeared, first in the Friends' Magazine
, then the same year at Bristol
, as a pamphlet bearing her intials: Extracts from the Letters . . . at Sierra Leone
31 March 1832
HK died at sea between Liberia
and Sierra Leone
, three days after her ship was struck by lightning in a storm.