In other ways her life was unusual and even eccentric, contributing to the originality of her great novel. Emily Jane Bront was born on July 30, 1818 in Thornton, Yorkshire. She was the fifth child and fourth daughter of Reverend Patrick Bront and Maria Branwell Bront . When she was two years old, the family moved to Haworth. This remained her home until she passed away in December of 1848 at the age of thirty.
Charlotte Bronte was born at Thornton, in Yorkshire, on 21st April 1816. Her mother was called Maria and her father was the Reverend Patrick Bronte. Charlotte was the third child born into the family. At this time she had two older sisters Maria and Elizabeth and then a year later her only brother Patrick Branwell Bronte was born. She then had two younger sisters, Emily born in 1818 and the youngest Anne born in 1820.
The Bronte family again suffered losses that next year. They mourned the 2 oldest sisters, as they died of disease. Emily and Charlotte were sent home as a result. (http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/bronte/cbronte/brontbio.html) Several years later in 1831, Charlotte decided to return to school, this time at Roe Head. Her tenure there was delayed by 3 years, because in 1832 she returned home to teach her sisters.
After the death of her father in1874, Dickinson seemed to be constantly preoccupied with death. A year later, her mother had a stroke which made her an invalid for the rest of her life. Two of Dickinson's closest friends died in 1877 and 1882. She also lost her favorite nephew, who was only eight years old. As a result, Dickinson had a nervous breakdown in 1884 and was soon confined to her bed.
Biographical Summary Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21 in Thornton, Yorkshire, England in 1816. She was the third of six children of Reverend Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë. She grew up in a “strict Anglican home with her four sisters, Maria, Elizabeth, Anne and Emily and brother, Patrick” (Charlotte Bronte: Brief Biography). Rev. Brontë was a “poor Irishman who became the parish clergyman in the family’s hometown” (Brontë Sisters).
Emily Bronte was born in Thornton on July 30, 1818 and later moved with her family to Haworth, an isolated village on the moors. Her mother, Maria Branwell, died when she was only three years old, leaving Emily and her five siblings, Maria, Elizabeth, and Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell to the care of the dead woman’s sister. Emily, Maria, Elizabeth, and Charlotte were sent to Cowan, a boarding school, in 1824. The next year while at school Maria and Elizabeth came home to die of tuberculosis, and the other two sisters were also sent home. Both spent the next six years at home, where they picked up what education they could.
Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was born in London on Setpember 29th, 1810 to William and Elizabeth Stevenson. Her father William was a former Unitarian minister who, after retiring from the ministry, “combined farming, writing, and teaching before being appointed Keeper of the Records to the Treasury" (Allott 10). Her mother, Elizabeth died just over a year after giving birth and, consequently, while still an infant, Gaskell was sent off to live with her aunt, Hannah Lumb who resided in Heathside, Knutford. Throughout her young life, up until her 1832 marriage, Gaskell lived in various places around England including Stratford-on-Avon, where she received some education, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Manchester. It was in Manchester that she met her husband, William Gaskell, a minister’s assistant, “who was eventually to [become] Senior Minister and remain at Cross Street [Unitarian Chapel in Manchester] for the rest of a long, active life (Allott 11).” From 1832 to 1848, after her marriage to William Gaskell, Mrs. Gaskell lived a life of domesticity, giving birth to 6 children, with 4 surviving.
In 1855, however, she died of tuberculosis and pregnancy complications. Charlotte Bronte was only thirty-nine years old when she died. She had published some poem sets and three novels. The settings of the novels, such as Jane Eyre, contain elements that characterized her own life. Such elements are the dreary moors of England.
Emily Bronte Emily Bronte was born in Thornton on July 30, 1818 and later moved with her family to Haworth, an isolated village on the Moors. Her mother, Maria Branwell Bronte died when Emily Bronte was only three years old, this left Emily and her five siblings, Maria, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell to the care of their father Patrick Bronte. The Bronte siblings lived with their father, a Reverend named Patrick Bronte, in a manse very high above the community at Haworth in Yorkshire, England ("Bronte Sisters”). The manse was amongst the largest houses in Haworth, though in comparison with the homes of other clergymen in different areas of Great Britain, it would have been thought of as relatively tiny (www.bronte.org.uk). Patrick Bronte chose the Anglican Church over other jobs because it was the only career that presented him a way out of his poor Irish background.
What do you learn from Charlotte Bront about the Life of Women in the early 19th Century? Charlotte Bront was born at Thornton, Yorkshire in 1816, and was the third child of Patrick and Maria Bront. She had four sisters and one brother altogether before her mother died in 1821. All of the girls except Anne were sent to a clergyman's daughters' boarding school, which in 'Jane Eyre' is recalled as Lowood. The eldest sisters Maria (who is recalled as Helen Burns) and Elizabeth became ill there and died in Haworth.