28 April 1812
Margaret Roscoe, who became MS, was born in Liverpool
, the only sister to two brothers, one of whom died in infancy.
By 9 May 1840
MS, as 'Mrs. Henry R. Sandbach', published her first volume of poetry, a slim collection of predominantly short lyrics entitled Poems
By July 1850
As 'Mrs. Henry R. Sandbach', MS published a work of fiction: Hearts in Mortmain; and, Cornelia
, two titles sharing a single volume.
By 13 December 1851
MS, as 'the Author of Hearts in Mortmain', published her last work, the novel Spiritual Alchemy; or, Trials Turned to Gold
, in two volumes.
23 June 1852
MS died in her sleep after a long, painful battle with breast cancer.