Margaret Oliphant Oliphant
1828 - Margaret Oliphant Oliphant, born on the 4th of April in Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian. She was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, daughter of Francis Wilson.
1849 - Published her first novel Passages in the Life of Mrs Margaret Maitland.
1851 - She published Caleb Field, and in the same year met Major William Blackwood in Edinburgh, and was invited by him to contribute to the famous Blackwood's Magazine.
1852 - In May, he married her cousin, Frank Wilson Oliphant, at Birkenhead, and settled at Harrington Square, in London.
1864 - In January, her only daughter died in Rome, and was buried in her father's grave.
1866 - She settled at Windsor to be near her sons who were being educated at Eton.
1897 - Her health steadily declined, and she died at Wimbledon, London, on the 25th of June.
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