Bronte Godmother: The Story of Elizabeth Firth

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Born to a Halifax mother at Thornton, of a family friendly with that of Patrick Bronte, Elizabeth became godmother to Elizabeth Bronte in 1815, and to Anne Bronte in 1820; she was also proxy godmother to Charlotte in 1816. David tells how Elizabeth married Halifax-born James Clarke Franks whose father was curate at Sowerby Bridge, and details her interesting Halifax ancestors. He then speculates about a possible Calderdale origin for the surname Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights.

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Type Price
Tickets £5 (£4.50 members)

Dates

12/09/2018


Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 23:00
Mon 10:00 23:00
Tue 10:00 23:00
Wed 10:00 23:00
Thu 10:00 23:00
Fri 10:00 23:00
Sat 10:00 23:00

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