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 • Metropolitan Borough of Bradford
 • West Yorkshire
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William Weightman
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Birth: 1814
Death: Sep. 6, 1842
West Yorkshire, England

William Weightman

In August 1839, Weightman traveled to Haworth to be an assistant curate to Patrick Brontė.
Described as being cheerful, charming and friendly, Weightman was a favorite around the parish. He was also well liked among Patrick's family.
In February 1840 when Weightman was told that neither of the Brontė sisters ever received Valentine cards, he sent them each one anonymously. In an attempt to disguise the sender, he walked the ten miles to Bradford to post them. This sisters were able to figure out it was Weightman who had sent them.

On September 6th, 1842 Weightman passed away at the age of 28 from cholera.

A Monument in the church was erected in memory of Weightman after his death.

It read:
This Monument was erected by the inhabitants in memory of the late William Weightman, M.A
who died September 6th 1842, aged 26 years and was buried in this church on the 10th of the same month.
He was three years curate of Haworth, and by the congregation and parishioners in general, was greatly respected, for his orthodox principles, active zeal, moral habits, learning mildness, and affability. His useful labors will long be gratefully remembered, by the members of the congregation and Sunday school teachers, and scholars.
St Michael and All Angels Churchyard
Metropolitan Borough of Bradford
West Yorkshire, England
Plot: Buried in a vault beneath the Haworth church floor
Created by: JN
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83471369
William Weightman
Added by: JN
William Weightman
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