Patrick Bronte (1777 - 1842):
Cleric, Church of England and writer
Patrick Bronte was born at Ballynaskeagh, County Down, and his original family name was Prunty or Brunty. He was a local schoolmaster, but then attended St John's College, Cambridge, and became Vicar of Haworth in Yorkshire. Though he wrote and published prolifically himself, it is the work of his three daughters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne (all of whom he survived) which has impressed the world. His own publications include Cottage Poems; The Rural Minstrel and The Maid of Killarny.
||17 March 1777
||29 October 1842