Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Frances Maria Wilbraham (1816–1905)
Biography: Frances Maria Wilbraham was born in 1816 at Rode Hall, Cheshire, the eldest daughter of Randle Wilbraham (1773–1861) and Sibylla Egerton (1781–1868). She never married. For a time, she lived with her brother Rev. Charles Wilbraham in Aubrey where he served as vicar and schoolmaster. Wilbraham wrote several historical novels beginning with For and Against: or, Queen Margaret's Badge (1858), a historical novel set in her native Cheshire. The Athenaeum commended the author's research. She died in 1905 in Chester.
References: British Census (1861, 1881, 1891, 1901); Probate; Reilly