A Scotswoman from a professional family, JWC
claimed what biographer Virginia Surtees
terms a strangely assorted ancestry,
Surtees, Virginia. Jane Welsh Carlyle. Michael Russell, 1986.
having apparently descended from Highland chieftains and gypsies on her mother's side, and being a distant relative...
Wealth and Poverty
Jane Welsh Carlyle
There is some dispute over why she did so. Biographer Virginia Surtees
argues that Jane executed the transfer in preparation for her forthcoming marriage to Thomas Carlyle, who did not want it known that he...