Anne CARNE was the wife of Thomas CRANWELL and the maternal grandmother of the Bronte sisters. The CARNE name is quite numerous in Cornwall, but it seems likely that she is the Anne CARNE who was baptized in Penzance on 27th April 1744, the daughter of John Carne. However, I cannot find any definite siblings for her, so any connection to this family would probably be further back.
The family was very successful in the import and export trade, and her father owned a brewery, an inn, and the largest grocers emporium in the town. The close-knit family was broken up by the death of Thomas Branwell in 1808 and of his wife the next year.
The builder of Nr 25 Chapel Street is known;
Richard Branwell and his partner Edward Hamilton in 1767, for Thomas Branwell and daughter-in law Ann (nee Carne), as a wedding present.
Anne Branwell (Carne)
Datum van Geboorte
Overleden in Penzance, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
St Mary's Churchyard, Penzance, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Minnie's father Francis (Frank) Carne was a Carpenter from Madron in Cornwall, and a descendant of
Henry Carne who was born in 1678 and also lived in Madron. Henry was Minnie's 4th Great Grandfather.
He was also the Grandfather of Anne Carne born in 1744 who married Thomas Branwell in Penzance theroyalzanettos