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 Maria <I>Branwell</I> Brontë

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Maria Branwell Brontë

  • Birth 15 Apr 1783 Penzance, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
  • Death 15 Sep 1821 Haworth, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Burial Haworth, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Plot Bronte Crypt
  • Memorial ID 15037417

Mother of the Bronte Sisters. Maria Branwell was born into a prosperous merchant family. She was the eighth of eleven children of Thomas Branwell and Anne Carne. After four deaths in the family she got a job assistng her aunt as a housekeeper of a school in Yorkshire. While she was there she met Rev Patrick Bronte and they married in 1812. She wrote The Advantages of Poverty, In Religious Concerns" but it was never published. Within a year of moving to Haworth she developed cancer, possibly of the uterus, and after a painful seven months she died.

*Thanks to Timothy Purnell for sponsoring Maria!*


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  • Created by: Medora
  • Added: 25 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15037417
  • Timothy Purnell
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Branwell Brontë (15 Apr 1783–15 Sep 1821), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15037417, citing St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Haworth, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England ; Maintained by Medora (contributor 46589192) .