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Joseph BROOKE I
(1803 - 1872)
 
 
Ann SWINDELLS
(1807 - 1849)

Unmarried, no partner
 bd.  22 Dec 1844; Limefield, Bollington, Cheshire UK
 bpd.  9 March 1845; St Christopher's Church, Pott Shrigley, Cheshire UK
 dd.  28 Nov 1926, age 81; Weybridge, Surrey UK
 brd.  Addlestone cemetery, Surrey UK
 edu.  Newnham College, Cambridge, (women only college) 1872-1874 (first intake on its opening)
 occ.  Writer, socialist promoter and social activist, Fabian, feminist
 res.  Limefield, Bollington
Hollin Hall, Kerridge
40+ years in London, UK
 src.   [32],[70]

Emma Frances BROOKE b.1844 Emma Frances Brooke b.1844, pictured in 1909

No issue


Notes for Emma Frances BROOKE

Emma was a popular Victorian and Edwardian novelist with titles such as: Sir Elyot of the Woods, A Superfluous Woman, The House of Robershaye, The Engrafted Rose, The Confession Of Stephen Whapshare, Susan Wooed And Susan Won, A Fair Country Maid.

Also used a nom de plume, E Fairfax Byrrne. Note same initials as her own name; though not the same spelling, Byrrne is the Scottish word for a brook.

Emma's book, A Superfluous Woman, has been edited with added notes by Barbara Tilley and republished in 2017. See the Happy Valley: Brooke family web page. See the book flyer at A Superfluous Woman.

2 April 1911 (census day) living in a boarding house at 6 Pembroke Square, Kensington, London UK; Occupation: Author

Sources

32.  Email, Barbara Tilley, 29 October 2010
70.  Email, Barbara Tilley research, 02 June 2012

Family record last updated: 11 February 2021


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