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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' (...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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...

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