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Aikenhead, Mary Frances (1787–1858), Roman Catholic nun, was born on 19 January 1787, in the house adjoining the Aikenhead and Dupont apothecary premises on the corner of Grand Parade and Castle Street in Cork. She was the eldest of four children of Dr David Aikenhead...

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Attlee [née Millar], Violet Helen, Countess Attlee (1895–1965), charity fund-raiser and prime minister’s wife, was born at Heathdown, East Heath Road, Hampstead, on 20 November 1895, the youngest of eleven children of Henry Edward Millar (1856–1912), a commission merchant in import/export trade, and his wife, ...

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Baillie, Lady Grisell (1822–1891), Church of Scotland deaconess, was born on 4 April 1822 at Mellerstain, near Kelso, the youngest of the eleven children of George Baillie (1763–1841) of Jerviswoode, MP for Berwickshire, and his wife, Mary, the youngest daughter of Sir James Pringle, bt...

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Balfour [née Campbell], Lady Frances (1858–1931), suffragist leader and churchwoman, was born at Argyll Lodge, Kensington, London, on 22 February 1858, the fifth daughter and tenth of twelve children of George Douglas Campbell, eighth duke of Argyll (1823–1900), and his first wife, ...

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Barltrop, Mabel [name in religion Octavia] (1866–1934), prophet and founder of the Panacea Society, was born at 1 Granville Terrace, Montpelier Road, Rye Lane, Peckham, Surrey, on 11 January 1866, the only daughter of Augustus Charles Andrews (1827/8–1875), banker's clerk, and his wife, ...

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Besant [née Wood], Annie (1847–1933), theosophist and politician in India, was born at 2 Fish Street Hill in the City of London on 1 October 1847, the only daughter of William Persse Wood (d. 1852), underwriter, and his wife, Emily Roche Morris (...

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Bliss [née Moore], Kathleen Mary Amelia (1908–1989), religious administrator and university teacher, was born on 5 July 1908 in Fulham, London, the elder child and only daughter of Thomas Henry Moore, local government officer, and his wife, Ethel Steward. She was educated at ...

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Blomfield [née Ryan], Sara Louisa [Sitárih Khánum] (1859–1939), Bahءi promoter and philanthropist, was born in Knockaneven, near Limerick, the daughter of Matthew John Ryan. She received a convent education in England. On 21 April 1887 she married Arthur William Blomfield (1829–1899), architect and son of ...

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Blount, Martha (1690–1763), Roman Catholic gentlewoman, was born on 15 June 1690 at the family estate of Mapledurham, Berkshire, the third child (but second eldest surviving) of six born to Lister Blount (1654–1710) and his wife, Martha (d. 1743), daughter of Anthony Englefield...

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Booth [née Mumford], Catherine (1829–1890), evangelist and writer, was born on 17 January 1829 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, the fourth of five children. Only she and her younger brother, John, survived. Her father, John Mumford (1804–1879), was a coach builder and wheelwright, and for some years a Wesleyan Methodist lay preacher. Her mother, ...

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Booth, Catherine Bramwell- (1883–1987), Salvation Army officer, was born on 20 July 1883 at Hadley Wood, Middlesex, the eldest in the family of two sons and five daughters of (William) Bramwell Booth (1856–1929), Salvation Army general, and his wife, Florence Eleanor Booth, née...

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Booth, Evangeline Cory (1865–1950), world leader of the Salvation Army, was born at 1 Cambridge Lodge Villas, Hackney, London, on Christmas day (25 December) 1865, the seventh of eight children of William Booth (1829–1912) and his wife, Catherine Mumford (1829–1890) [see Booth, Catherine...

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Britten [née Floyd], Emma Hardinge (1823–1899), spiritualist writer and lecturer, was born in Stepney, London, on 2 May 1823, the daughter of Ebenezer Floyd (d. 1834), schoolmaster, and his wife, Anne Sophia, née Bromfield (1792/3–1886). She was baptized at St Matthew's, Bethnal Green...

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Brooke [née Colepeper], Elizabeth, Lady Brooke (1602?–1683), exemplar of godly life, was born in Wigsell, Sussex, the daughter of Thomas Colepeper (d. 1613) and his wife, Anne (d. 1602), daughter of Sir Stephen Slaney (1524–1609), alderman of London. Her mother died shortly after her birth and was buried on 26 February 1602, so ...

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Burnet [née Blake; other married name Berkeley], Elizabeth (1661–1709), religious writer, was born on 8 November 1661, the elder daughter of Sir Richard Blake (b. 1614×16), of the Strand, London, and his second wife, Elizabeth (b. 1640/41?), daughter of John Bathurst MD (d. 1659)...

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Butler [née Grey], Josephine Elizabeth (1828–1906), social reformer and women's activist, born on 13 April 1828 at Milfield Hill, Glendale, Northumberland, was the fourth daughter and seventh child of John Grey (1785–1868) and Hannah Eliza, née Annett (d. 1860). She was unusual among nineteenth-century feminists in having family ties to the whig aristocracy: ...

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Campbell [née Maxwell], Willielma, Viscountess Glenorchy (1741–1786), evangelical activist and benefactor, was the younger daughter of prosperous parents, William Maxwell (d. 1741), medical practitioner of Kirkcudbright, and his wife, Elizabeth Hairstanes (d. c.1806) of Craig. Willielma was born on 2 September 1741 after her father's death. The only other child of the marriage was her sister, ...

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Carney [married name McBride], (Maria) Winifred, [Winnie] (1887–1943), trade unionist, suffrage activist, and Irish republican, was born at Bangor, co. Down, on 4 December 1887, the youngest of six children of Alfred Ernest Carney (1848–1929), a commercial traveller who was a Protestant, and his wife, ...

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Chamberlain, Annie Vere [Anne] (1882–1967), political wife, was born Annie Vere Cole (though often later known as Anne) at 63 Great King Street, Edinburgh, on 1 June 1882, the daughter of William Utting Cole (1851–1892), captain in the ...

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Chamberlain [married name Garrington], Elsie Dorothea (1910–1991), Congregational minister and radio broadcaster, was born on 3 March 1910 at 30 Canonbury Park North, Islington, London, the third child of James Arthur Chamberlain (d. 1956), Post Office technician and clerk, and his wife, ...