On November 8, 1847, Abraham (Bram) Stoker was born in Clontarf, Ireland, which at the time was a well-liked vacation destination outside of Dublin.
He was the third of the seven kids born to Abraham Stoker, Sr. and Charlotte Thornley Stoker. Sibling Matilda was one year older than him, brother Thomas was two years younger, brother Richard Nugent was four years younger, sister Margaret was six years younger, and brother George was seven years younger.
His brother William Thornley was two years older than him. Bram was so ill as a youngster that he spent the majority of his first seven years in bed, was subject to bloodletting, and was probably not expected to survive. He spent a lot of this time listening to his mother’s tales and watching the life of his family and neighbors from the window of his bedroom.
Bram had a child of his own. On 31 December 1879, Bram and Florence’s only child was born, a son whom they christened Irving Noel Thornley Stoker.
Noel Thornley also had a child, a girl named Ann Stoker. Ann is the only grandchild of Bram stoker.