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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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Catherine Bramwell- Booth (1883–1987) by Snowdon, 1979 Snowdon / Camera Press, London; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Catherine Booth (1829–1890) by unknown photographer The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

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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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Evangeline Cory Booth (1865–1950) by unknown photographer, c.1900 © Everett Collection / Rex Features

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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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Buchan [née Simpson], Elspeth (c. 1738–1791), founder of the Buchanites, was born in Banffshire, the daughter of John Simpson and Margaret Gordon (d. c.1741), who kept an inn at Fitmy-Can, halfway between Banff and Portsoy, Banffshire. Her mother died when she was three years old, after which her father remarried and sent her into service. She was later employed by a distant female relative who taught her to read and write, but they separated in ...

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Girling [née Clouting], Mary Ann (1827–1886), founder of the Children of God, was born on 27 April 1827 at Little Glemham, Suffolk, the daughter of William Clouting or Clowting, a small farmer. The details of her formal education, if any, are not known. On 2 May 1863 she married ...

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Lee, Ann (1736–1784), religious leader in England and America, was born in Manchester on 29 February 1736 to John Lees (or Lee), a poor blacksmith, and his wife (perhaps named Betty), a 'strictly religious, and very pious woman'. Lee was baptized in ...

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Lenshina, Alice Mulenga (1920–1978), visionary and founder of the Lumpa church in Northern Rhodesia, was born in 1920 in the Chinsali district of the northern province of Northern Rhodesia. Her given name was Mulenga. Alice was her baptismal name, and Lenshina, a Bemba...

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Shepherd [née Morgan], Pamela [known as Mother Shepherd] (1836–1930), evangelist, was born on 19 March 1836 in Tal-y-waun, near Newport, Monmouthshire. She was the eldest of the four surviving children of Benjamin Morgan (b. 1806), a blacksmith active in Chartist politics, and ...

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Thorne [née O'Bryan], Mary (1807–1883), Methodist Bible Christian preacher, was born on 3 April 1807 at Gunwen, Luxulyan, Cornwall, daughter of William O'Bryan (1778–1868), founder in 1815 of the Bible Christian Connexion, and his wife, Catherine (née Cowlin). Mary and her two brothers and five sisters were brought up in a Wesleyan Methodist household until 1815, when they became Bible Christians. She received a good private education, first at home, then as a day scholar before being sent to a boarding-school in ...

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Wardley, Jane (fl. 1747–1770), a founder of the Shakers, is an elusive figure, as the dates of her birth, marriage, and death, and the names of her parents are unknown. She was a tailor who lived with her husband, James Wardley, also a tailor, in ...