Jane Squire entry: Overview screen.
By 6 May 1686
JS was born in York
; this was the date of her baptism.
Christmas Day 1732
JS had the engraving made of an astronomical chart (beautifully lettered but wrongly headed LODGITUDE) for binding into her book.
After 2 February 1742
JS published, "for the Author" and with her name, her scientific treatise A Proposal for Discovering our Longitude
4 April 1743
JS died in London
, her longitude project still unrealised.
11 June 1743
Scholar Thomas Rawlins
wrote to George Ballard
(then working on his collection of women's lives) about the work of JS: he believed her longitude method to be feasible. He mentioned only obliquely that she had just died.