Jane Taylor

Died aged c. 41

Jane Taylor (23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824) was an English poet and novelist best known for the lyrics of the widely known "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". The sisters Jane and Ann Taylor and their authorship of various works have often been confused, partly because their early ones were published together. Ann Taylor's son, Josiah Gilbert, wrote in her biography, "Two little poems – 'My Mother,' and 'Twinkle, twinkle, little Star' – are perhaps more frequently quoted than any; the first, a lyric of life, was by Ann, the second, of nature, by Jane; and they illustrate this difference between the sisters."

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

In these houses lived Jane & Ann Taylor authors of "Original Poems for Infant Minds" etc. 1796-1811.

11-12 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, United Kingdom where they lived

Jane Taylor 1783-1824 Author of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Lived here

Castle Street, Ongar, United Kingdom where they lived