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 Anna <I>Allnutt</I> Brassey

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Anna Allnutt Brassey

Birth
Surrey, England
Death
14 Sep 1887 (aged 47)
At Sea
Burial
Buried or Lost at Sea
Memorial ID
11150555 View Source

Anna Brassey was the daughter of John Allnutt and Elizabeth Harriet Burnett. She was the 1st wife of Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey. Their children were Thomas Allnut Brassey, Mabelle Annie Brassey, Muriel Agnes Brassey and Marie Adelaide Brassey. Lady Brassey was a popular Victorian author. She and her family made several around the world cruises on their yacht the "Sunbeam". Their 1876-1877 voyage was chronicled in her highly popular travel book "A Voyage in the Sunbeam, Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months". One account of her death was that during a trip from Bombay to Australia, in a calm sea with no sail in sight, Lady Brassey disappeared. Lord Brassey was on the bridge and the children were playing on the deck. There were several sailors on duty, but not one person realized she was missing until she failed to come to tea. The sea was calm, but no splash was heard and she was reportedly in good health and in good spirits. Another account does report that she was traveling for health reasons and died from malaria and was buried at sea.

Anna Brassey was the daughter of John Allnutt and Elizabeth Harriet Burnett. She was the 1st wife of Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey. Their children were Thomas Allnut Brassey, Mabelle Annie Brassey, Muriel Agnes Brassey and Marie Adelaide Brassey. Lady Brassey was a popular Victorian author. She and her family made several around the world cruises on their yacht the "Sunbeam". Their 1876-1877 voyage was chronicled in her highly popular travel book "A Voyage in the Sunbeam, Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months". One account of her death was that during a trip from Bombay to Australia, in a calm sea with no sail in sight, Lady Brassey disappeared. Lord Brassey was on the bridge and the children were playing on the deck. There were several sailors on duty, but not one person realized she was missing until she failed to come to tea. The sea was calm, but no splash was heard and she was reportedly in good health and in good spirits. Another account does report that she was traveling for health reasons and died from malaria and was buried at sea.


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