BRONTË, Anne. b. Thornton, near Bradford, Yorkshire, 17 January 1820; d. Scarborough, Yorkshire, 28 May 1849. She was the youngest child of the Revd Patrick Brontë, a Church of England clergyman of Irish descent. There were five Brontë sisters (two of whom, Maria and Elizabeth, died at the Clergy Daughters’ School, Cowan Bridge) and one brother, Branwell (1817-1848). The other surviving sisters were Charlotte (1816-1855) and Emily (1818-1848) (for Emily, see below). The family moved to Haworth, near Keighley, when Anne was a baby; her mother died in 1821, when Anne was 20 months old. After her death, the children were looked after by their aunt, the Wesleyan Elizabeth Branwell. Anne was...
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