Tuesday, 30 July 2019

892) Isabella Gethin Shawe

Isabella Gethin Shawe (1816–1893). Born in Calcutta, she was the daughter of Colonel Matthew Shawe and Isabella Creagh Shawe. In 1836 she married the novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. They had three daughters: Anne Isabella, lady Ritchie (1837 - 1919), Jane (born in 1839, who died at eight months) and Harriet Marian (1840–1875), who married Leslie Stephen in 1869. She suffered of poor mental health and after an attempted suicide in 1840, she was put in an asylum.

- "Gordon Ray informs us that Isabel shawe, Thackeray's wife, was of Irish descent, had many siblings and red hair.https://books.google.it/books…

- "She was a small, shy young woman with light-red hair."  http://mlsh.ru/…/2016-…/39f60f1899d3e3e8f67a39ff6be56a84.pdf

- "Petite and red-haired, Isabella played the piano and sang charmingly..."  https://kb.osu.edu/…/ANNE_THACKERAY_RITCHIE_JOURNALS_AND_LE…

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