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This was the page at which the favorite volume always opened:
ELLIOT OF KELLYNCH HALL.
Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784, Elizabeth, daughter of James Stevenson, Esq. of South Park, in the county of Gloucester, by which lady (who died 1800) he has issue . . . Anne, born August 9, 1787;
From learning the date of Anne Elliot's birth and her age, we know the year at the beginning of the novel. What year is it?