Raine, Margaret

NOVELIST (ENGLAND)
BORN 1831 - DIED 1912
GRAVE LOCATION Woking, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (plot 56)

Margaret Raine was a novelist who also used the name Averil Beaumont. She married the painter Alfred William Hunt in 1861. Her daughter Violet (1862-1942) became a succesful novelist and her daughter Venetia (b.1863) married the designer W.A. Smith Benson. They had a third daughter, Sylvia.

During the 1880s the family befriended Oscar Wilde. Alfred Tennyson based his "Margaret" on her. Among her novels were "Under Seal of Confession" (1874, as A. Beaumont), "The Leaden Casket" (1880), "Thornicroft's Model" (1881, as A. Beaumont), "The Governess" (1912, together with Violet Hunt). In 1884 she translated tales by the Brothers Grimm.

Family
• Daughter: Hunt, Violet
• Husband: Hunt, Alfred William

Sources
• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
Margaret Raine Hunt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Images

The grave of Violet Hunt, her father Alfred William Hunt and her mother Margaret Raine at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 

The grave of Violet Hunt, her father Alfred William Hunt and her mother Margaret Raine at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 


Rambert, Eugène

Published: 19 Jul 2009
Last update: 14 Oct 2012