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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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Winnie Carney (1887–1943), by unknown artist, c. 1912

Reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Ireland (Ms 33,718/A(22))

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Cobbold [née Murray], Lady Evelyn (1867–1963), traveller and convert to Islam, was born on 17 July 1867 at 13 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, the eldest of the six children (five daughters and one son) of Charles Adolphus Murray, seventh earl of Dunmore...

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Drake [née Tothill], Joan (1585/6–1625), gentlewoman and puritan exemplar, was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of William Tothill (1560–1626), of Shardeloes, Buckinghamshire, one of the six clerks in chancery and 'sometime secretary to Francis Bacon' (Williams, 116). Joan's...

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Giberne, Maria Rosina (1802–1885), artist and convert to Roman Catholicism, was born on 13 August 1802 at Clapton, London, the seventh child of Mark Giberne (d. 1846), a wine merchant, and his wife, Rebecca Sharp (d. 1847). Her father came from French stock: the Huguenot ...

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Helen Jane Gladstone (1814–1880) by P. Slater, 1850 private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gladstone, Helen Jane (1814–1880), Roman Catholic convert, was born on 28 June 1814 at 62 Rodney Street, Liverpool. She was the second daughter, and youngest of the six children, of Sir John Gladstone, first baronet (1764–1851), and his second wife, Anne, née Robertson (1771/2–1835)...

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Gunter [née Cresswell], Mary (1586–1622), convert to protestantism, was the daughter of Thomas Cresswell, gentleman, and a kinswoman of Sir Christopher Blount, third husband of Lettice Dudley, dowager countess of Leicester and Essex. Her parents having died in her infancy Mary was raised by an elderly Catholic lady. After her guardian's death, when ...

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Herbert, (Mary) Elizabeth, Lady Herbert of Lea (1822–1911), Roman Catholic convert and philanthropist, was born on 21 July 1822, the only daughter of General Charles Ashe À Court Repington (1785–1861), sometime MP for Heytesbury, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Gibbs (d. 1878)...

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(Mary) Elizabeth Herbert, Lady Herbert of Lea (1822–1911) by Richard James Lane, 1850 (after James Rannie Swinton, 1850) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kerr, Cecil Chetwynd [née Lady Cecil Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot], marchioness of Lothian (1808–1877), Roman Catholic convert, was born on 17 April 1808 at Ingestre Hall, Staffordshire, the daughter of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, second Earl Talbot of Hensol (1777–1849), and his wife, Frances Thomasine (1782–1819)...

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Loveday, Emily Mary (b. 1799), Roman Catholic convert, was born on 28 December 1799 and baptized at St Paul's, Hammersmith, Middlesex, on 24 February 1800, the eldest daughter of Douglas Charles Loveday (1786/7–1843) and his wife, Eliza, née Sharp (1775/6–1861). Her father was admitted at the ...

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Mackenzie [née Hughes], (Hettie) Millicent (1863–1942), educationist and suffragist, was born at 14 York Place, Clifton, Bristol, on 11 June 1863, the second of three children of Walter William Hughes (1833–1909), estate agent, and his wife, Hester Catherine, ...

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McEwan [née Selkirk], Janet Landells (Jenny) (1860–1920), suffragist and politician, was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, on 26 November 1860, the eldest of six children of James Landells Selkirk (1838–1904), a chartered accountant from Fife, and his wife, ...

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Purdie [née Ayres], Ethel Matilda Ayres (1874–1923), accountant and suffragist, was born at 14 King Edward Street, Islington, London, on 2 October 1874, the elder daughter of Henry William Ayres (1847–1922), a maker of tools for cutting glass and constructing stained-glass windows, and his wife, ...

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Scott, Amelia (1860–1952), social reformer and women’s suffrage campaigner, was born at Rose Cottage, Byfleet, Surrey, on 16 January 1860, the third of four daughters (there was also a son) of Syms Scott (1822/3–1863), an accountant and clerk to the chamberlain of London and his wife, ...

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Weld, Jane Charlotte [known as Baroness Weld] (1806–1871), convert to Roman Catholicism and benefactor, was born at Purley, near Windsor, Berkshire, and baptized on 10 August 1806 at Sunninghill. She was the eldest of the six children born to Edward Lesmoir Gordon (...