Lady Jane Francesca Wilde

December 27, 1821, Wexford, Ireland.

February 3, 1896, at her home in Chelsea, England.

Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England.


Daughter of Wexford solicitor Charles Elgee (1783–1824), Jane married Dr. (later Sir) William Wilde, a Dublin oculist, in 1851, and was the mother of author Oscar Wilde. Her poems appeared in The Nation, and her other works include:

  1. Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

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