Author, born near Salisbury. Her father, a Reverend, was a friend of Bishop Gilbert Burnet, and the family also had connections with the Fieldings. After her father's death in 1732, Jane moved to London with her mother and sisters, where she maintained friendships with the literary Fielding clan as well as the family of novelist Samuel Richardson. Eventually she became room-mates with Sarah Fielding, who probably encouraged her in her own literary endeavours. Shwe wrote 'An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting' (1753), and 'The Cry: a New Dramatic Fable' (1754), a joint effort with Sarah Fielding. The non-narrative structure of Jane's work was unpopular with the Bluestocking set and some reviewers, but alas her burgeoning career was to be cut short; Jane Collier died in 1755, of causes unknown.
St Benet's Paul's Wharf, London
City of London
Greater London, England
Plot: churchyard, unmarked
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: Jan 03, 2008
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