Death of Mary Wollstonecraft on 10 September 1797. Mary Shelley, Wollstonecraft’s second daughter, was born on August 30th, after which complications from childbirth set in. Wollstonecraft developed a fever, and died on September 10th. She was buried at St. Pancras Churchyard (click for geospatial location). Image: William Blake’s frontispiece to the 1791 edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Original Stories from Real Life. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.