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.