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Arnold, Mary Anne (b. 1825), sailor and cross-dresser, was born in Sheerness, Kent, and may have been the daughter of Lieutenant Arnold of the Royal Navy who served aboard the Ganges and Prince Regent men-of-war. According to a report in The Times following her detection in October 1839, an officer of the ...

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Bailey [née Westenra], Dame Mary, Lady Bailey (1890–1960), aviator, was born in London on 1 December 1890, the only daughter and the eldest of three children of Derrick Warner William Westenra, fifth Baron Rossmore (1853–1921), and his wife, Mittie Naylor (d...

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Batten, Jean (1909–1982), aviator, was born on 15 September 1909 in Rotorua, New Zealand, the youngest child and only daughter of Frederick Batten, a dentist, and his wife, Ellen Blackmore (1876/7–1966). Frederick was the son of an English immigrant surveyor, James William Batten...

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Louise Bazalgette (1845/66–1918) by Argent Archer, 1900 [with her mechanic Clarkson in her 3 hp Benz Ideal in the Thousand Mile Trial] © reserved

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Bazalgette [née Seville], Louise (1845/6–1918), motorist, was born in Essex, one of the two daughters of John Seville, farmer. Little is known of her education and early life. She was resident in Marylebone, London, when she married, on 9 April 1870, George Bazalgette (1829–1885)...

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Bonny, Anne (1698–1782), pirate, was born near Cork in Ireland. Evidence from her descendants suggests that she was the illegitimate daughter of William Cormac, lawyer, and his maidservant. Cormac, who raised his daughter as a boy, found his legal practice so affected by his affair that he decided to go abroad. Taking ...

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Bruce [née Petre], Mildred Mary (1895–1990), motorist and aviator, was born on 10 November 1895 at Margaretting, Ingatestone, Essex, the daughter of Lawrence Joseph Petre (1864–1944), landowner, of Coptfold Hall, Essex, and his wife, Jennie Maginness, née Williams (d. 1943), an actress. She was educated at the convent of ...

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Burns [née Pellew], Anne (1915–2001), aeronautical engineer and glider pilot, was born on 23 November 1915 at Elmersend, Malton Road, Heworth Without, near Flaxton, Yorkshire, the only daughter and the third of the five children of Captain (later Major) Fleetwood Hugo Pellew (1871–1961)...

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Butler [née Reid], Lois (1897–1970), aviator and skier, was born on 3 November 1897 at 275 Drummond Street, Montreal, Canada, the only daughter and second of the five children of Sir William Duff Reid (1866–1924) and his wife, Minnie Cormack (d...

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Du Cros [née Rees], Rosemary Theresa, Lady Du Cros (1901–1994), aviator, was born at 2 Walton Street, Brompton, London, on 23 September 1901, the daughter of Sir John David Rees, first baronet (1854–1922), and his wife, Mary Catherine Dormer. She had an older brother, ...

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Fairweather [née Runciman], Margaret (1901–1944), airwoman, was born at West Denton Hall, near Newcastle upon Tyne, on 23 September 1901, the second in a family of two sons and three daughters of Walter Runciman, first Viscount Runciman (1870–1949), and his wife, Hilda Stevenson (1869–1956)...

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See Berry, (James) Gomer, first Viscount Kemsley

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Gore, Margaret Wyndham (1913–1993), airwoman and osteopath, was born on 24 January 1913 at Carclew, Brighton Road, Worthing, the daughter of William Wyndham Gore, a mining engineer, and his wife, Martha Lord. Known as Margot, she had one brother, her twin. The family moved to ...

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Gower [married name Fahie], Pauline Mary de Peauly (1910–1947), aviator, was born on 22 July 1910 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the younger of two daughters of Sir Robert Vaughan Gower (1880–1953), solicitor and Conservative MP, and his first wife, Dorothy Susie Elenor (1882–1936)...

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Pauline Mary de Peauly Gower (1910–1947) by Bassano, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gunn [née Fubister], Isabel [alias John Fubister] (1780–1861), sailor and cross-dresser, was born in Orkney, on 1 August 1780, the daughter of John Fubister and Girzal Allan, and was baptized Isabel Fubister on 7 August in St Andrew's parish, Orkney. Few details are known about her life until she signed on with ...

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(Barbara) Jane Harrison (1945–1968) by unknown photographer British Airways Heritage Centre

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Harrison, (Barbara) Jane (1945–1968), air steward, was born on 24 May 1945 at 2 Kingsdale Crescent, Bradford, Yorkshire, the younger daughter of Alan Frederic Harrison (1911–1996), then a policeman and later a driving examiner, and Lena Veronica, née Adlard (1914–1955). Jane, as she was known to her family, was educated at ...

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Sophie Catherine Theresa Mary Heath, Lady Heath (1896–1939) by unknown photographer, 1926 © Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Heath [née Peirce-Evans; other married name Eliott-Lynn], Sophie Catherine Theresa Mary, Lady Heath (1896–1939), aviator and athlete, was born at Knockaderry House, Knockaderry, near Newcastle West, co. Limerick, on 10 November 1896, the daughter of John Peirce-Evans (d. 1916), farmer, of ...