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Joanna Bromley (Vassa)

Death: Died
Cause of death: Uterine disease
Place of Burial: North London, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Olaudah Equiano and Susannah Vassa
Wife of Rev. Henry Bromley
Sister of Anna Maria Vassa

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About Joanna Bromley

Joanna Vassa

Finad a Grave entry -

Birth: 1795 Death: 1857

Joanna Vassa was the only surviving child of author, Methodist and leading Anti-Slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano - otherwise known as Gustavo Vassa the African. Her early life was very tragic. In 1796, when she was one, her mother Susannah died, and the folowing year her famous father passed away in London, aged 52. This was followed shortly by her younger sister Anna (1793-1797). She married the congregational minister, the Rev Henry Bromley, and settled at Clavering, Essex, where he was pastor from 1827 to 1845. They both moved to London, where she lived for the remainder of her life. Her tomb was discovered in 2005, and is awaiting restoration. She is buried close to the memorial statue to Issac Watts.


  • Abney Park Cemetery
  • Stoke Newington
  • Greater London, England

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 (See attached)

  • Name: Joanna Vassa
  • Spouse Name: Henry Bromley
  • Record Type: Marriage
  • Event Date: 29 Aug 1821
  • Parish: Clerkenwell St James
  • Borough: Islington
  • Register Type: Parish Register

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

  • Name: Henry Bromley
  • Birth Date: 1800
  • Birthplace:
  • Age: 21
  • Spouse's Name: Joanna Vassa
  • Spouse's Birth Date: 1800
  • Spouse's Age: 21
  • Event Date: 28 Aug 1821
  • Event Place: Middlesex, England
  • Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01608-1
  • System Origin: England-EASy
  • GS Film number: 413266

Citing this Record

"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 Jun 2013), Henry Bromley and Joanna Vassa, 28 Aug 1821.


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Joanna Bromley's Timeline

March 10, 1857
Age 62
March 16, 1857
Age 62
North London, England