Patrick Bronte
 

 

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Patrick Brontė 1777-1861

Born in Ballynaskeagh, County Down. He was ordained in 1806 and became curate of Haworth, Yorkshire, in 1820. He is remembered as the father of Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontė. His own works include Cottage Poems, The Rural Minstrel and The Maid of Killarney. He outlived all his children. He is buried in the family vault at St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Haworth. The old church except for the tower, was demolished in 1879. The new church was dedicated two years later. There is a plaque on a pillar, near the chancel which marks the burial spot.bronte parents.jpg (61991 bytes)

            Patrick Brontė’s parents are buried at  County Down. 

              Rev Arthur Bell Nicholls 1818-1906 was curate to Patrick Brontė. He married Brontė’s daughter, Charlotte and they spent part of their honeymoon in bell nichols.jpg (46676 bytes)Banagher, County Offaly. After her death he eventually returned to Banagher, remarried and settled and died there. He is buried in Banagher.

Photo of Bronte plaque by Scott McElvain

 

 

 

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book