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Armstrong [née Cobbe], Lucie (1851–1907), musician and writer on etiquette, was the daughter of Major Charles Henry Cobbe and granddaughter of General George Cobbe (b. 1782), who was descended on the paternal side from Charles Cobbe (1687–1765), archbishop of Dublin (1742–3). She was the second cousin of ...


Josephine Elizabeth Butler (1828–1906) by George Frederic Watts, 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Butler [née Grey], Josephine Elizabeth (1828–1906), social reformer and women's activist, born on 13 April 1828 at Milfield Hill, Glendale, Northumberland, was the fourth daughter and seventh child of John Grey (1785–1868) and Hannah Eliza, née Annett (d. 1860). She was unusual among nineteenth-century feminists in having family ties to the whig aristocracy: ...


Reaney [née Edis], Isabella Emily Thomasa [Isabel] (1847–1929), preacher and social activist, was born on 15 July 1847 in Huntingdon, the sixth of seven children of Robert Edis and his wife, Emma Ekin. Her father was a literary bookseller and a well-known man in the town. One of her brothers, ...