Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë (1820 - 1849)

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Anne Brontë
Born in Thornton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Anne Brontë has Irish ancestors.

Anne was born January 17, 1820. She was the daughter of Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell, and was the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. She lived most of her life with her family at the parish of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. In 1835 she enrolled at Miss Wooler's Girls' School at Roe Head in Mirfield, where her older sister, Charlotte, was a teacher. She left in 1837.

From 1839 to 1840, Anne worked as a governess to the Ingham family at Blake Hall, Mirfield. From 1840 to 1845 she worked for the Robinson family at Thorp Green York. After leaving her teaching position, she wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters and two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847. Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, which is considered to be one of the first sustained feminist novels, appeared in 1848.

In January 1849 Anne was diagnosed with tuberculosis. On May 24, 1849 Charlotte took Anne to Scarborough, hoping the sea air might alleviate the Anne's symptoms. On May 28, 1849, Anne Brontë died at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the age of 29. She was buried in St Mary's churchyard on Castle Hill overlooking the bay.[1]

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[2] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


  1. "BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 15 September 2015), Anne Bronte, died 28 May 1849; citing BillionGraves ( : 2012), Burial at Scarborough (Saint Mary) Churchyard, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  2. Brontë-9 was created by Wendilyn Printy through the import of Printy Family Tree-v1.ged on Dec 4, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.

1841 Census of England
Parsonage House, Haworth, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

First NameLast NameRelationshipMarital StatusGenderAgeOccupationBirth Place
PatrickBronte--Male60 ClergymanIreland
Emily JaneBronte--Female20-Yorkshire

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Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë

Emily and Anne Brontë
Emily and Anne Brontë

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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Portrait of Brontë Sisters


On 19 Jun 2017 at 11:45 GMT Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen wrote:

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