Frances Jacson

Frances Jacson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frances Margaretta Jacson (born 13 October 1754 at Bebington, Cheshire, died 17 June 1842 at Somersal Herbert, Derbyshire) was an English novelist. Frances Jacson was one of five surviving children of the Anglican rector of Bebington, Rev. Simon Jacson (1728-1808), and his wife Anne Fitzherbert (c.1729-1795), daughter of Richard Fitzherbert of Somersal Herbert. Her elder brother Roger succeeded his father as rector, after which the family moved to Stockport and then Tarporley, Cheshire, where her father became rector. She and her sister Maria Elizabetha Jacson (1755-1829) remained single, and looked after their father after he was widowed in 1795. While they were at Tarporley, the family became worried about Frances's other brother Shallcross (d. 1821), also an ordained priest, who had taken to drink and horse-racing. The need to pay off his debts was the spur for the sisters to turn to writing. Frances completed two successful novels. On their father's death in 1808, they had to find a new home and accepted an offer made by their cousin Lord St Helens to lend them Somersal Hall for life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134922714
  • 9786134922715