At the Circulating Library Author Information: Frances Maria Wilbraham

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

Fiction Titles:

  1. For and Against: or, Queen Margaret's Badge. A Domestic Chronicle of the Fifteenth Century.  2 vol.  London: John W. Parker, 1858.
  2. The Young Breton Volunteer: A Tale of 1851.  1 vol.  London: Mozley and Co., 1860.
  3. The Cheshire Pilgrims: or, Sketches of Crusading Life in the Thirteenth Century.  1 vol.  London: John Morgan, 1862.
  4. Not Clever, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Groombridge, 1864.
  5. What is Right, Comes Right.  1 vol.  London: Joseph Masters, 1884.