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Brontë family Reference library
...and was given 10 guineas by Mr Brontë , who ‘also took him to see Robin Hood's grave’ at Kirklees. On 20 November 1843 Patrick wrote to him asking for news of the family, and advising him that in view of the imminent danger of civil war in Ireland, Protestants should arm and organize themselves, though they should not break the law (Barker, p. 429). On 20 January 1853 he sent Hugh a cheap edition of Jane Eyre , now in the BPM, and on 20 June 1855 made his will, bequeathing £40 to Hugh ‘to be equally divided amongst all my Brothers and Sisters to...
Charlotte Brontë Reference library
...baptized on 29 June 1816 by Revd William Morgan in the Old Bell Chapel in Thornton. Her younger siblings, Branwell , Emily , and Anne , were born in quick succession in 1817 , 1818 , and 1820 . Charlotte's early memories of Haworth Parsonage, to which the family moved on 20 April 1820 , were of sadness and loss, for her mother died on 15 September 1821 . The unhealed wound of motherlessness made its mark on her life and writings. When her father let her read the letters Maria had written to him during their courtship, Charlotte was ‘curiously touched...