Brodie-Innes, Francis Annesley (F)

b. 1853. d. 24 December 1942. Nationality: English.
Poet. Pseudonym: “Francis Annesley.” Née Voysey. Born in Hessle, Yorkshire. Married the lawyer John William Brodie-Innes in 1879. *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entries to poems by Francis Annesley list the poet as Miss Brodie Innes (poem published 10 March 1900; NLS Dep 341/371) and Mrs Brodie Innes (poems published 9 March 1901, 8 June 1901, 7 December 1901; NLS Dep 341/371), with the address given as 15 Royal Circle, Edinburgh. Presumably the “Miss” is in error (her daughter was born in 1885). John William Brodie-Innes also lived at this address in 1897; see *Royal Blue Book: Fashionable Directory, and Parliamentary Guide*, Kelly & Co. Limited, 1897, p. 632. He was a leading member of Edinburgh’s temple of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_William_Brodie-Innes (6 April 2020). Biographical information: WikiTree <https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Voysey-42> (10 December 2021). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Horrida Bella 1900-03-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12438
Night-Silence 1901-03-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12494
Sleep and Death 1901-06-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12507
Finite and Infinite 1901-12-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13389