They were a family of hereditary scribes and literary men in Fermanagh. The name is derived from the word pronntach or bronntach,  which is related to the word bronnadh, meaning giving or bestowal pronn is given as an Ulster version of bronn in O'Reilly's Irish English Dictionary.
Her brother Patrick Branwell was born inand her sisters Emily and Anne in and The following year Maria and Elizabeth, the two eldest daughters, became ill, left the school and died: Charlotte and Emily, understandably, were brought home.
Charlotte, Emily, Branwell, and Ann, playing with the soldiers, conceived of and began to write in great detail about an imaginary world which they called Angria.
In Charlotte became a pupil at the school at Roe Head, but she left school the following year to teach her sisters at home. She returned returns to Roe Head School in as a governess: Ann took her place from to InCharlotte left Roe Head School.
In she accepted a position as governess in the Sidgewick family, but left after three months and returned to Haworth. In she became governess in the White family, but left, once again, after nine months.
Upon her return to Haworth the three sisters, led by Charlotte, decided to open their own school after the necessary preparations had been completed. In Charlotte and Emily went to Brussels to complete their studies.
After a trip home to Haworth, Charlotte returned alone to Brussels, where she remained until Upon her return home the sisters embarked upon their project for founding a school, which proved to be an abject failure: Charlotte also completed The Professor, which was rejected for publication.
In Charlotte and Ann visited their publishers in London, and revealed the true identities of the "Bells. Ann died the following year. In Charlotte, visiting London, began to move in literary circles, making the acquaintance, for example, of Thackeray. In she visited the Great Exhibition in London, and attended a series of lectures given by Thackeray.
Nicholls, curate of Haworth sinceproposed marriage to Charlotte in Byhowever, Mr. Nicholls returned as curate at Haworth, and they were married, though it seems clear that Charlotte, though she admired him, still did not love him.
In Charlotte, expecting a child, caught pneumonia. It was an illness which could have been cured, but she seems to have seized upon it consciously or unconsciously as an opportunity of ending her life, and after a lengthy and painful illness, she died, probably of dehydration.Apr 17, · What did the Bronte Sisters look like?
National Portrait Gallery. Patrick Bronte married Maria Branwell on 29th December The Bronte Children Patrick and Maria Bronte had six children. The first child was Maria, who was born in and died on 6th June The Bronte Children Patrick and Maria Bronte had six children.
The first child was Maria, who was born in and died on 6th June The second daughter, Elizabeth was born on 8th February and died shortly after Maria on 15th June Now an ordained clergyman, Patrick meets and marries Maria.
They have their first child Maria, in Elizabeth follows in , Charlotte in , Branwell in , Emily in and Anne in Charlotte was born in Thornton, Yorkshire in , the third of six children, to Patrick Brontë (formerly "Patrick Brunty"), an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria née Branwell.
In April , the family moved a few miles to Haworth, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate. Elizabeth Branwell, an unmarried sister of Maria's, had visited before for almost a year in , helping with the move from Hartshead to Thornton, and staying on to help with the birth of Charlotte.
When Elizabeth Branwell answered this second call, she did so on the understanding that it was only on a temporary basis.
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).