Elizabeth Tickell's father had committed suicide after a financially disastrous second marriage. She had literary connections, being the great-grand-daughter of the poet Thomas Tickell
and the niece of Elizabeth Liddell Sheridan
Lee, Sophia. “Introduction”. The Recess, edited by April Alliston, University Press of Kentucky, 2000, p. ix - lii.
engraved his Nine Living Muses of Great Britain (or Portraits in the Character of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo) for Johnson's Ladies New and Polite Pocket Memorandum for 1778...