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Lady Grisell Baillie (1822–1891) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London


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...


Davidson, Katherine Helen (1845–1925), Church of Scotland deaconess, was born on 5 July 1845 at 237 Union Street, Aberdeen, one of the ten children of Patrick Davidson (1809–1881), advocate and professor of civil law at King's College, Aberdeen University, and his wife, Mary Anne Leslie (1817–1898)...


Lamond, Mary (1862–1948), Church of Scotland deaconess, was born on 22 February 1862 at 1 Albyn Place, Edinburgh, the daughter of William Lamond, advocate, and his wife, Elizabeth Thomas Deans. Mary Lamond had strong features and an upright bearing. She was noted for her eloquent public speaking, her calm but gracious assertiveness, and her strong sense of humour. She built an impressive career in the service of the ...