Frances Arabella Rowden was the daughter of a clergyman. After serving as governess in the family of Lord Bessborough, she was tutor to Mary Russell Mitford at St. Quintan's School, Hans Place, from 1798 to 1802; Lady Caroline Lamb and Letitia Elizabeth Landon were also her pupils. Miss Rowden took over management of the school about 1809, and eventually married her former employer upon the death of his first wife.
Poetical introduction to the study of botany. 1801.
The pleasures of friendship, a poem. 1810.
A Christian wreath for the pagan deities: or, an introduction to the Greek and Roman mythology. 1821.
A biographical sketch of the most distinguished writers of ancient and modern times. 1829.