In the first half of the 1840s Abraham Stoker met Charlotte Maria Blake Thornley, daughter of Captain Thomas Thornley, a retired officer of the 43rd Foot Regiment, and retired police-officer. Charlotte Blake Thornley was half Abraham Stoker’s age. They married in January 1844, and made a home at 15 Marino Crescent, in Clontarf.
Between 1845 and 1854 they had seven children, the third child born in 1847 was named Abraham [‘Bram] after his father.
Marriage to Charlotte also brought a little prosperity to Abraham Stoker. Charlotte inherited a share of land, through her mother’s family, the Blakes.