Last week of September 1762
MS was born at Epsom
, the second, but the first surviving, of her parents' children.
By May 1787
A version of children's plays by Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
, The Theatre of Education. A New Translation from the French
, appears to be the anonymous work of MS and the little-known Millecent Thomas
9 August 1788
MS's first original play, The Sword of Peace; or, A Voyage of Love
, a prose comedy in five acts, opened at the Haymarket Theatre
MS died in Milan
, on her way home to England from Naples
on yet another journey undertaken at the age of about seventy-six to research a new guidebook.