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Carney [married name McBride], (Maria) Winifred, [Winnie] (1887–1943), trade unionist, suffrage activist, and Irish republican, was born at Bangor, co. Down, on 4 December 1887, the youngest of six children of Alfred Ernest Carney (1848–1929), a commercial traveller who was a Protestant, and his wife, ...

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Winnie Carney (1887–1943), by unknown artist, c. 1912

Reproduced courtesy of the National Library of Ireland (Ms 33,718/A(22))

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Cottrell [née Bryan], Mary Ellen (1868–1969), co-operator and labour activist, was born in Houghton Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, on 11 August 1868, the daughter of Richard Bryan, a seedsman, and his wife, Maria, née Tester. She became a pupil teacher and by ...

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Estaugh [née Haddon], Elizabeth (1680–1762), Quaker leader and colonial landowner, was born on 5 July 1680 in Bermondsey, Surrey, the second daughter and third child of John Haddon (1654–1724) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Clarke (1651?–1724). John Haddon was a convinced Quaker and twice had been fined for voicing his religious views. Like other Quakers he was persuaded by ...

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Squire, Rachel Anne (1954–2006), politician and trade unionist, was born at St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey, on 13 July 1954, the daughter of Louise Anne Binder (b. 1928), a restaurant waitress and single mother who was then living at the Haygarth-Witts Memorial Home for Mothers and Babies, 54 Ridgway, Wimbledon...