29 September. Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson born to William|
Stevenson and Elizabeth Holland, in Lindsey Row, Chelsea
(now Cheyne Walk); she has one brother, John (b. 1798).
|1811||29 October. Her mother, Elizabeth Stevenson, dies in Chelsea.|
Soon afterwards the baby Elizabeth is taken to Knutsford,|
Cheshire to be cared for by her mother's elder sister, Hannah
|1814||William Stevenson marries Catherine Thomson.|
Elizabeth goes to a boarding-school near Warwick run by the|
Byerley sisters, relations of her stepmother and of the Wedg-
|1822||Her brother John Stevenson joins the Merchant Navy.|
|1824||The school moves to Stratford-upon-Avon.|
|1826||Elizabeth leaves school.|
|1828|| John Stevenson disappears either while on his way to India or|
after his arrival there. Nothing is ever known of his fate.
|1829||22 March. Death of William Stevenson.|
Elizabeth is thought to have spent the winter, and that of|
1830-1, with relations, the Turners, in Newcastle upon Tyne
and to have visited Edinburgh with Ann Turner, probably in
1830 or 1831.
|1831||Meets the Revd William Gaskell ( 1805-84).|
30 August. Marries William Gaskell at St John's Parish Church,|
Knutsford. They live at 1 Dover Street, Manchester, where he is
assistant minister at Cross Street Chapel.
|1833||10 July. Birth of a stillborn girl.|
|1834||12 September. Birth of Marianne Gaskell.|
January. Publication of the Gaskells' poem "Sketches among the|
Poor" in Blackwood's Magazine.
|7 February. Birth of Margaret Emily (Meta) Gaskell.|
|1 May. Death of Hannah Lumb.|
|1840||William Howitt, Visits to Remarkable Places includes her descrip-|