Thomasin Darling

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Thomasin Darling

Death: August 17, 1886 (78)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Darling and Thomasin Darling
Sister of William Darling; Mary Ann Carr, Twin; Job Horsley Darling; Elizabeth (Betsy) Grace Maule (Darling); Robert Darling and 3 others

Occupation: Dressmaker
Managed by: Terry Jackson (Switzer)
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About Thomasin Darling

Thomasin Darling (Twin)

From Grace Darling Website

THOMASIN was named after her mother, so was presumably the first twin to be born. She became known as ‘Sister’ to the family. Thomasin was born with a cleft lip of which she was self-conscious. From an early age she declared that she would never attract a man nor marry because of it, and she never did. When quite young she set herself up as a dressmaker, opening a business in Bamburgh.

Although she was seven years older than Grace, Thomasin was Grace’s favourite sister. The pair became very close and wrote to each other all the time. Much of Grace’s last days were spent in her sister’s company. After father William died in 1865, Thomasin turned his house into a boarding house, taking in visitors. Even forty years after the event, exaggeration about details of the rescue continued, causing Thomasin in her old age to write her own account: ‘Grace Darling, Her True Story’.

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Thomasin Darling's Timeline

August 7, 1808
August 17, 1886
Age 78