Profiles

Published on 20 May, 2022

Anne, her family, and friends at a glance.

In Anne Lister's journals, we're introduced to many of her friends, family, and acquaintances. The people closest to her feature more prominently in her narrative, but there are others whose stories are often found only in Anne's journals and the odd item of correspondence. The sheer volume of information in Anne's journals makes the task of retrieving information about the people in her life fairly complex and time-consuming in order to locate a reference about a person's life.

To help everyone get the basics about some of the people in Anne's life and to make the existing research about them more accessible, we created these introductory profiles. These are suitable for anyone who just discovered or is interested in Anne Lister and the people in her life.

If you see any profile you'd like to contribute to, please get in touch! Looking for someone you saw mentioned in Anne's journals? Check out our Anne Lister's People project.


"I like my friends to have some energy, - that sort of energy whose strong polish shows its worth, yet suits the temper of the sex -"

Anne Lister, 8 July 1825


The Listers of Shibden Hall

Uncle James Lister

1748 - 1826

Aunt Anne Lister

1765 - 1836

Anne Lister

1791 - 1840

Martha Lister

1763 - 1809

Anne Lister's Immediate Family

Jeremy Lister

1752 - 1836

Rebecca (Battle) Lister

1770 - 1817

John Lister

1789 - 1789

Samuel Lister

1793 - 1813

John Lister

1795 - 1810

Marian Lister

1798 - 1882

Jeremy Lister

1801 - 1802

Lister Infant

1806 - 1806

Anne Lister's Inner Circle

Ann Walker

1803 - 1854

Mariana (Belcombe) Lawton

1788 - 1868

Isabella Norcliffe

1785 - 1846

Eliza Raine

1791 - 1860

Sibbella Maclean

1784 - 1830

Catherine Maria (McCrea) Barlow

1786 - 1847

Lady Vere Catherine Louisa (Hobart) Cameron

1803 - 1888

Mary (Vallance) Schalch

1790 –1875

Isbergue Thérèse (Hécart) de Rosny d'Adhémar

1789 - 1872

Frances Pickford

1778 – 1862

Sophie (O'Ferrall) Confalonieri

1812 – 1868

Anne Lister's Extended Network

Lady Anne Louisa (Bertie) Stuart

1747 - 1841

Lady Elizabeth (Yorke) Stuart de Rothesay

1818 - 1891

Countess Charlotte (Stuart) Canning

1817 - 1861

Louisa (Stuart) Beresford

1818 - 1891

Rosamond Best Norcliffe

1808 – 1881

Mary Ellen Best

1809 – 1891

Charlotte Norcliffe

1788 – 1844

Norcliffe Norcliffe

1791 – 1862

Jonathan Gray

1779 – 1837

William Gray Jr.

1806 – 1880

Rev. Samuel Knight

1759 – 1827

Archdeacon Charles Musgrave

1792 – 1875
Cover Image: R Boed