Raine, Margaret

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

Margaret Raine was a novelist who also used the name Averil Beaumont. Her father James Raine (1791-1858) was an antiquarian and a topographer. She met the painter Alfred William Hunt in 1857 and they married in 1857. Hunt was modest and quiet and Margaret was good looking, witty and her directness sometimes offended people. 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 (1861-1896)

Related persons
• was a friend of Wilde, Oscar

Sources
• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
Margaret Raine Hunt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
• Hardwick, Joan, An Immodest Violet, André Deutsch, London, 1990

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: 13 Sep 2015