Joanna Southcott entry: Overview screen.
25 April 1750
JS was born at Tarford
near Ottery St Mary
, though shortly after her birth her family moved to Gittisham
, where she lived until she set out for Exeter and then London.
JS borrowed money to begin publication at Exeter
of her first tract, The Strange Effects of Faith
27 December 1814
JS, widely seen as a female Messiah, died: her 100,000 followers (this was said to be their number in London
alone) waited four more days, hoping for a posthumous childbirth.