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Branwell Bronte Chronology



26/06/1817
Patrick Branwell Bronte fourth child of the Bronte family was born at Thornton.

05/07/1826
Patrick Bronte returned from Leeds and gave a box of toy soldiers to Branwell.

01/02/1836
Branwell Bronte was proposed a Freemason.

29/02/1836
Branwell Bronte became a full member of the Three Graces Lodge in Haworth.

14/05/1838
Branwell Bronte wrote his poem "At dead of midnight drearily".

31/08/1840
Branwell Bronte was appointed Assistant Clerk at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station near Halifax. His starting salary was 75 a year.

01/04/1841
Branwell Bronte was employed as Clerk in Charge of Luddenden Foot station near Hebden Bridge. While there he was known to frequent the Lord Nelson Tavern.

31/03/1842
Branwell Bronte was dismissed from his post as Clerk in charge of Luddenden Foot station near Hebden Bridge. There was a deficit in the station accounts attributed to Branwell Bronte's incompetence rather than theft.

26/12/1842
Branwell Bronte attended his last meeting as Mason of the Three Graces Lodge in Haworth.

30/03/1843
Branwell Bronte wrote his poem "Thorpe Green".

18/01/1845
Anne and Branwell Bronte returned to their employment as tutors for the Robinson family at Thorp Green.

18/06/1845
Branwell Bronte returned to his employment as tutor with the Robinson family at Thorp Green. While there he had an affair with Mrs Robinson.

17/07/1845
Branwell Bronte was dismissed from his post as tutor for the Robinson family at Thorp Green. It had been discovered that while there, he had an affair with Mrs Robinson.

09/04/1846
Branwell Bronte visited the Halifax Guardian and placed an advert for a post that would take him abroad.

26/05/1846
Mrs Robinson's husband died, she had a relationship with Branwell Bronte and news of the death gave Branwell hope of marriage.

13/12/1846
Branwell Bronte through heavy drinking had incurred debts. Officers charged him to pay the debt off or go to prison. The Bronte family had to bail him out.

24/09/1848
After a long period of decline, Branwell Bronte died at Haworth of chronic bronchitis/consumption. He was 31.

28/09/1848
Branwell Bronte was buried in the family vault at Haworth Parish Church. He had died on 24th September aged 31. The service was conducted by William Morgan.


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