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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