Peter Jaco born at Newlyn. Father: Nicholas Jacka, Mother: Honour Downing
John Fenwick Jr. born
Peter Jaco married Elizabeth Hawkesworth. Sheffield England
Elizabeth Jaco born (most likely in Lancashire)
John Fenwick likely married Elizabeth Jaco. (Still looking for evidence)
Elizabeth Ann Fenwick born to John Fenwick & Elizabeth Fenwick (nee Jaco)
A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft, published by Joseph Johnson
Godwin sends John Fenwick to Paris with a copy of Political Justice for Gen. Miranda
Eliza Fenwick publishes Secresy; or Ruin on the Rock, through a conger group with William Lane
Eliza Fenwick attends Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s death following the birth of her daughter Mary (later Shelley) and Provides initial care
Orlando Fenwick born to Eliza and John Fenwick
John Fenwick publishes ”Observations on the Trial of James Coigley for High Treason, & c”
Eliza’s first school has 6 students earning £32 per year.
Mary Robinson publishes Poem in Morning Chronicle – Tribute to Orlando
December - August 1800
Monthly Magazine Vol. 10 announces Mrs. Fenwick is writing another Novel
C. Lamb “Fenwick is a ruined man. . . hiding from his creditors, sent his wife & children to the country
C. Lamb letter to Dorothy Wordsworth w’ thanks for the poems (Arthur’s Bower &c) for Mrs. Fenwick’s compilation “Songs for the Nursery” published by Tabart 1805
Eliza publishes Mary & Her Cat and The Life of Carlo & c for Tabart & Co,
Presents for Good Girls. London: printed for Tabart & Co Presents for Good Boys: in words of one and two syllables. printed for Tabart & Co. Visits to the Juvenile Library: &C. Tabart and Co,
Eliza manages Godwin’s Juvenile Library, leaves 30 Jan 1808
Crabb Robinson initiates a subscription among friends to raise 50£ to help Eliza Fenwick
Eliza laments rejection of her novel The Castle of Indolence, Stephen Kemble solicits Eliza Ann to join his company at Whitehaven (lttr 20b)
Eliza is by now working as a Governess for the Moses Mocatta family at Wyck Street Chiswick London (Letter 20c) (Prominent banking family in London) (M.M. & Ester Lttr 21)
Eliza publishes Infantine Stories in Words of Words of One, Two and Three Syllables. London: Tabart & Co
Mocatta Banking Family Godwin notes seeing Mocatta with Eliza Fenwick at a Coleridge lecture in December (source?)
1811 - 1812
Rays from the Rainbow (1811), a paint-by-number or parse-by colour grammar book she produced from William Godwin’s Juvenile Library. The Class Book, edited in 1806 by Rev. David Blair (Eliza Fenwick) published (1811) by Richard Phillips
Eliza leaves London for her Governess position at Cork, Ireland
Marriage of William Rutherford and Eliza Ann Fenwick, Parish of St Michaels, Barbados
Lessons for Children: or Rudiments of Good Manners, Morals and Humanity. London: William Godwin
William Patrick Rutherford born in Barbados, Parish of St Michaels
Eliza and son Orlando leave for Barbados
Eliza and Orlando arrive in Barbados to join Eliza Ann and her family pictured - The Careenage in Bridgetown Barbados where Eliza & Orlando arrived in Barbados
1814 - 1822
Eliza & her daughter Elizabeth Rutherford ran a “Seminary for Young Ladies” in Bridgetown, Barbados
Thomas Fenwick Rutherford baptised, 3 months old, at St. Michaels Parish, Barbados, August 3, 1815.
Orlando (Lanno) Fenwick died of Yellow fever in Barbados
Elizabeth Rutherford baptised at St. Michaels Parish, Barbados, May 6, 1817.
Orlando (Roland) Rutherford born in Barbados July 16, 1818.
Eliza with her family, six students and one servant arrive in America. A party of 13
Mesdames Fenwick and Rutherford open their French & English Seminary in New Haven
Eliza’s family meet Alexander Duncan who was attending Yale in New Haven and his soon to be fiancé, Sarah Butler, who was attending school in New Haven with Mrs. Mary Denison (1822-24). Bessie remembers “dancing with Mr. Duncan when she was five”
John Fenwick dies
Eliza relays news to Mary Hays of the New Haven School Scandal
Eliza and her daughter Eliza Ann and her four children move to New York
Eliza has opened a school in New York with 13 pupils, Eliza Ann too sick to teach
Eliza’s ‘family’ meets for the first time, the Moffat family, in Vauxhall Gardens in New York
Elizabeth Ann Rutherford, 39, dies in New York leaving her four children in her mother’s care.
Eliza gives up her school and takes over management of an Elite Boarding house on Bond Street befriending her neighbour Elizabeth (Baldwin) Morgan
Alexander Duncan marries Sarah Butler Inn New Haven Connecticut
William & Thomas Rutherford are apprenticed to manufacture jewelry with John Moffat & Co.
John Breakenridge of Niagara dies leaving his pregnant wife Mary (Baldwin) and 4 children
Eliza writes her last known letter to Mary Hays from New York
1828 - 1829
Somewhere between May /28 & March /29 Catherine (Baldwin) Morgan solicits Eliza Fenwick to open a school in Niagara with her recently widowed sister, Mary (Baldwin) Breakenridge
Mary Breakenridge advertises her intent to open a school in Niagara with an English Lady of high accomplishment
Eliza writes to the Moffats from Niagara and refers to the Duncans for the first time.
William Rutherford, Eliza’s son in law, died in London
Mary Breakenridge advertises the opening of a Seminary for Young Ladies in Niagara with “Mrs. Fenwick, an English Lady, (with) . . . long experience and success . . .”
Eliza & her 4 grandchildren stayed with the Moffats in New York for a month before leaving for Niagara
Eliza’s two older grandsons leave Niagara for work. Tom went to York to work for a merchant and William went to Flamborough to work for the Hon. James Crooks in his mills
January - September 1830
Eliza & Elizabeth (Bessie) write 5 letters to the Moffats, exchanging family news and asking John Moffat’s assistance to find a teacher for the Niagara school and to send school supplies, especially for ornamental works and sheet music.
Eliza and John Moffat exchange their writing for review.
Eliza plans to spend three weeks with the Ducans in Canandaigua
Roland was working as clerk in William Hamilton’s store (Post Office) in Queenston (CDN letters 8 & 13)
Roland & Bessie leave Niagara to attend school, Roland in for Canandaigua & Bessie in New York
Eliza announces her upcoming move to Upper Canada College in York as Mistress of the boarders. pictured - Mrs Fenwick in Toronto Directory 1833
Eliza’s family have Christmas dinner with Dr. Baldwin’s family
Roland is apprenticed to a farmer for two years
Eliza’s eldest grandsons, William and Thomas, drown in Toronto harbour
At 17, Bessie is a resident governess with the Billings family in Toronto, and attending Balls & assemblies
Elizabeth (Bessie) is bridesmaid to Maria Breakenridge on her marriage to Edmund Murney at St, Mark’s Church in Niagara
Bessie meets Martin Van Beuren’s sons in Canadaigua
Eliza thanks the Moffats for naming their latest & last son, Howard Fenwick Moffat (1837 – 1892) after her. Roland apprentices to a progressive farmer Mr. Pherrill
Roland (Orlando) Rutherford marries Elizabeth Pherrill
Alexander Duncan concerned about the rebellion in Canada convinces Eliza to ‘take a grandmother’s corner by their fireside” Bessie will be governess to their children
Eliza registers a land transfer of 200 acres in Tillsonburg, as payment for two years schooling in Niagara from Elizabeth Connolly. (daughter of Rev. Robt. Addison, St. Mark’s Anglica Church in Niagara) One month later she transfers the uncleared land to Roland & Elizabeth. Roland & his wife will clear & farm it.
Eliza leaves Canada to reside with the Duncans in their new home in Sodus Bay, NY. Mr. Duncan picked up Eliza & Bessie from Dr. Baldwin’s house, where they spent their last night in Canada, meeting William Warren Baldwin for the first time.
Eliza meets sitting President Martin Van Buren on Sept 1, 1839 at the Duncan's home in Sodus Bay. He was there with the canal engineer J.G. Smith. Van Buren and Duncan & John Grieg were shareholders in the Sodus Bay Canal Co pictured - The closing lines of a letter to from Eliza Fenwick to Dr. & Mrs. Baldwin from Sodus Bay. (permission by Toronto Public Library)
Eliza & Bessie arrive in New York to visit with friends for a few weeks while Mrs. Duncan prepares their home in Providence
Eliza and Elizabeth move with the Duncans to live in Providence, Rhode Island
Eliza Fenwick dies at age 74 in the home of her benefactor, Alexander Duncan in Providence Rhode Island. She is buried in the Butler family plot in the North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I.