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.
"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 (SH:7/ML/175)
The Listers of Shibden Hall
Anne Lister's Immediate Family
Anne Lister's Inner Circle
Isbergue Thérèse (Hécart) de Rosny d'Adhémar1789 - 1872
Frances Pickford1778 – 1862
Sophie (O'Ferrall) Confalonieri1812 – 1868
Anne Lister's Extended Network
Lady Anne Louisa (Bertie) Stuart1747 - 1841
Lady Elizabeth (Yorke) Stuart de Rothesay1818 - 1891
Countess Charlotte (Stuart) Canning1817 - 1861
Louisa (Stuart) Beresford1818 - 1891
Rosamond Best Norcliffe1808 – 1881
Mary Ellen Best1809 – 1891
Charlotte Norcliffe1788 – 1844
Norcliffe Norcliffe1791 – 1862
Jonathan Gray1779 – 1837
William Gray Jr.1806 – 1880
Rev. Samuel Knight1759 – 1827
Archdeacon Charles Musgrave1792 – 1875