Charles Dickensīs mother
Elizabeth Dickens.Watercolour by Clarkson Stanfield
Elizabeth Dickens 1789 - 1863. Daughter of Charles Barrow. She married John Dickens in 1809 and became a mother of Charles Dickens and seven other children. Although she appears to devoted much time to cultivating her eldest sonīs mind and teaching him in early years, her attitude to his employment at Warrens Blacking Warehouse caused him to turn against her, and cool relations seem to have existed between them until her death. Dickens caricatured her as Mrs. Nickleby.