Pronchishcheva Tatyana Fedorovna
was a member of his squad on the Yakutsk dubbing boat, along with
all she endured the burden and hardships of the polar expedition. She
died 13 days after the death of her husband. “The
unfortunate spouse of Lieutenant Pronchishchev, who was with him on
this journey, lost her very beloved husband, did not suffer this
with sorrow, soon followed her husband to the grave and was buried
For a long time, she was incorrectly called Mary. The
error arose, apparently, because of the incorrect interpretation of
the inscription on one of the old maps, on which stood the name: M.
Pronchishcheva (probably the abbreviation for “Cape Pronechisheva”). Wrong
name passed to modern maps: Maria Pronchishcheva Bay. Truth
was established thanks to the historian-local historian D.M. Romanov
and journalist Valery Bogdanov. The
last in 1983 in the Central State Archive of Ancient Acts discovered
the record: “the spouse of Mr. Lieutenant” was called Tatyana
For a long time Kondyrevs lived near Alexin. In
the stormy era of Peter the Great, during the Northern War years,
the steward, Fedor Stepanovich Kondyrev, was in no way engaged in
protecting St. Petersburg under construction from attacks by the
Swedish fleet. "Behind
the wounds" they let him go "to his house", that in Berezovo. It
was here that the daughter Tatyana was born in 1710. Documents
about Tatiana's life before marriage were not found, but, as V.
Bogdanov writes, judging by some sources, she experienced a
difficult childhood and restless youth. She
did not remember her father, since it is known that he died in 1713. In
all likelihood, Tatiana received her home education. The
family estates of the Kondyrevs and Pronchishykhs were nearby, it is
possible that Tatiana and Vasily knew each other since childhood. The
archives found Tatyana's petition of June 28, 1733, which she
brought to the Moscow office of the National Order. She
wrote: “In the current, 1733 May 20, her mother’s widow Vasilisa
Petrovna and her brother Fyodor Fedorov’s son Kondyrev, according to
her will, married her to the navy’s lieutenant for Vasily Vasilyev’s
son Pronchishchev ...”.
A few days later, having bought everything necessary,
Pronchishchev "had a quick departure from Moscow to distant cities,
namely to the Siberian province".
We traveled to Yakutsk for a year and a half. Tatyana
could have stayed in Yakutsk, as wives of other members of the
she, in defiance of all prohibitions, went with her husband to the
Arctic Ocean. Her
memory is dedicated to the beautiful poem Ign. Rojdestvenskiy:
At the seaside a lonely grave
Cast iron cross and overcast granite.
Their life and death forever united,
Here Pronchishchev with his friend buried ...
... Bride of the storms, captain's girlfriend!
Motherland remembers glorious deeds,
As you through the ice and storms of the ocean
Of the first Russian women passed ...
Pronchishcheva) on the bank of Pronchishchev. Opened,
but not named in 1736 by party V.V. Pronchishcheva. Named
in 1913 by the expedition B.A. Vilkitsky.
The Peninsula (Maria
Pronchishcheva) in the Maria Pronchishcheva Bay.
the shore of the bay Maria Pronchishcheva.