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Frances Jacson

(b. Oct. 13, 1754, Bebington, Cheshire – d. June 17, 1842, Somersal Herbert, Derbyshire )

Gender: F

Frances Margaretta Jacson (1754-1842) was the daughter of Rev Simon Jacson, rector of Bebington, and his wife Anne Fitzherbert. She and her sister Maria never married, and looked after their father after he was widowed in 1795. She started to write novels to pay off her brother’s debts; all were published anonymously, and are strongly didactic. Her first novel, Plain Sense, was published in 1795, and was followed by four more.

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  • Frances Jacson

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