1-20 of 21 results  for:

  • Christian: protestant nonconformers x
  • Religion and belief x
  • Sex: Female x
Clear all

Article

See Baxter, Richard

Article

Bocher, Joan (d. 1550), religious radical, also known as Joan Knell and Joan of Kent, is of unknown origins, but Bocher and Knell families are found either side of the rim of Romney Marsh. Her religious history is also obscure. The earliest that is known for certain is that she was much in favour in reforming circles in ...

Article

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, ...

Image

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

Article

Bowes [née Aske], Elizabeth (bap. 1505, d. in or before 1572), protestant exile, was baptized in August 1505 at Aske in Richmondshire, North Riding of Yorkshire, the daughter of Roger Aske (d. before 1510), son of William and Felicia Aske, and ...

Article

Cambridge, Alice (1762–1829), preacher, was born on 1 January 1762 in Bandon, co. Cork, the daughter of a Church of Ireland father and a Presbyterian mother (d. 1780). According to a fragment of autobiography, her father was a convivial man, whose love of company 'led him from his God, and kept him from making his own home and family as comfortable as they should be'. Her mother, on the other hand, was 'of a meek and quiet spirit and … of a very sweet and peaceable demeanour' (...

Article

Carr, Ann (1783–1841), Female Revivalist Society preacher, was born into humble circumstances at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, on 4 March 1783, the youngest of the twelve children of Thomas and Rebecca Carr. Ann's mother died when she was five, and an aunt came to be housekeeper to the family. When ...

Article

Cary, Mary (b. 1620/21), millenarian, is known only through her publications, which reveal little of her background. At first she identified herself by initials alone, styling herself a 'minister or servant of the Gospel' (The Resurrection of the Witnesses, 1648), and she did not indicate her gender or give her full name until 1651. She explained then that her surname had changed to ...

Article

Clibborn, Catherine Booth- [called La Maréchale] (1858–1955), evangelist, was born on 18 September 1858 at Gateshead, the third of eight children and the eldest daughter of the Revd William Booth (1829–1912), then a minister in the Methodist New Connexion, and his wife, ...

Article

Davies, Rosina (1863–1949), evangelist, was born on 2 September 1863 at Bute Street, Treherbert, Glamorgan, the third of six children of David Davies (d. 1902), coal haulier, and his wife, Hannah, née Jones (d. 1929), formerly the wife of William Watkins...

Article

Doddridge [née Maris], Mercy (1709–1790), dissenting laywoman and letter-writer, was born on 4 September 1709 at The Friary, Worcester, the daughter of Richard Maris (bap. 1672, d. 1752), a well-established baker and maltster, and his second wife, Elizabeth Brindley (d...

Article

Hooper [married name Dening], (Emma) Geraldine Henrietta Hamilton (1841–1872), preacher, was born on 30 March 1841 in Paris, the daughter of Thomas Clarence Hooper, a descendant of the Marian martyr John Hooper, bishop of Gloucester. Born into comfortable middle-class circumstances, as a child ...

Article

Lewis, Jessie Elizabeth Penn- [née Jessie Elizabeth Jones] (1861–1927), missioner and revivalist, was born on 28 February 1861 in Victoria Terrace, Neath, Glamorgan, the eldest of the eight surviving children of Elias Jones (d. 1877), a civil engineer, and his wife, ...

Article

Lucy [née Spencer], Alice, Lady Lucy (c. 1594–1648), puritan gentlewoman, was the only surviving child and heir of Thomas Spencer esquire of Claverdon, Warwickshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Cheke. About 1605, at the age of eleven, she was introduced to her future husband, ...

Article

Macfarlane [married name Brodie], Jessie (1843–1871), preacher, was born on 20 January 1843 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Archibald McFarlane, a clothier, and his wife, Mary Maxwell, née Turner. Her parents were presbyterians and her early religious experience was influenced by an uncle who, it appears, was a minister. In 1859 she heard ...

Article

Royden, (Agnes) Maude (1876–1956), suffragist and preacher, was born on 23 November 1876 at Mossley Hill, near Liverpool, youngest of the eight children of Sir Thomas Bland Royden, first baronet (1831–1917), shipowner and MP, and his wife, Alice Elizabeth (1844–1932), daughter of Thomas Dowdall...

Image

(Agnes) Maude Royden (1876–1956) by Elliott & Fry, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Soltau, Henrietta Eliza (1843–1934), evangelist and promoter of missionary work, was born on 8 December 1843 at Plymouth, the second of the eight children of William Soltau (1805–1875), Plymouth Brethren teacher and author, and his wife, Lucy. She had five sisters and two brothers. Baptized as a believer by ...

Article

Speke [née Pye], Mary (fl. 1641–1697), nonconformist patron and political activist, was the eldest daughter of Sir Robert Pye (bap. 1585, d. 1662) of Faringdon, Berkshire, and his wife, Mary Croker. She may be the Mary Pye who was baptized at Richmond, Surrey...

Article

See Women artists in Ruskin's circle