Hannah Mary Rathbone entry: Overview screen.
5 July 1798
Hannah Mary Reynolds (later HMR) was born, at Ketley
, near Wellington
, into the middle of a family of seven children.
By 25 May 1844
HMR anonymously published her best-known work: a fiction in the guise of a historical document, The Diary of Lady Willoughby
. This first volume was to accumulate various additions and revisions.
28 August 1858
HMR published, with her name and a reminder of her famous fictional diary, a poetry volume entitled The Strawberry Girl, with other thoughts and fancies in verse
26 March 1878
HMR died at nearly eighty years old, having outlived her husband by eighteen years.