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.
Daughter: Hunt, Violet
Husband: Hunt, Alfred William
Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004