Dorothy Leigh entry: Overview screen.
The place and date of DL's birth are not known. The fact that she was the mother of three sons before she died, and that she died by 1616, are not much help.
Nor is the fact that by this date she called herself 'old', since at the time a widow past child-bearing age was encouraged to think of herself that way. She could have been born any time before about 1575.
DL died before her book was published. The exact date and the place are not known.