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Anne Stott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199699391

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.001.0001

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(p.260) 16 Afterlife

Anne Stott

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This chapter provides a brief summary of the lives of after the Clapham Sect after the death of Wilberforce. Barbara Wilberforce spent her widowhood travelling between the houses of her sons and her sister. Robert Wilberforce married Agnes Wrangham, who died in childbirth in 1834. Barbara Wilberforce became increasingly concerned about the Tractarianism of her sons, Robert and Henry, and the influence of John Henry Newman. Samuel Wilberforce rose rapidly in the Church, but was left grief-stricken by the death of his wife, Emily. Barbara Wilberforce died in 1847. Robert and Henry Wilberforce became Roman Catholics. Marianne Thornton was forced to leave Battersea Rise because of her brother’s illegal marriage to the sister of his dead wife.

Keywords:   Barbara Wilberforce, Robert Wilberforce, Samuel Wilberforce, Emily Wilberforce, Henry Wilberforce, Agnes Wrangham, deaths in childbirth, Tractarianism, John Henry Newman, Marianne Thornton, Battersea Rise

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