By 4 April 1739
Eliza Phelp (later Parsons) was born at Plymouth
, an only daughter. This was the date of her baptism.
31 March 1790
EP, whose husband had died leaving her the support of her family, dated the dedication to her first, epistolary novel, The History of Miss Meredith
, published by this August with a fashionable subscription list.
About October 1793
EP made some pretence to be translating from an exotic original in her first gothic novel, The Castle of Wolfenbach; A German Story
EP published apparently her final work, The Convict, or Navy Lieutenant. A Novel