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Elizabeth Davis (1789–1860) by unknown engraver, pubd 1857 (after Messrs Day) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davis [née Cadwaladr], Elizabeth [Betsy] (1789–1860), traveller and nurse, was born on 24 May 1789 at Penrhiw near Bala, Merioneth, the fifth child of Dafydd Cadwaladr (1752–1834), smallholder and Methodist preacher, and his wife, Judith (d. 1800), née Humphreys, the daughter of a ...

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Kate Marsden (1859–1931) by unknown photographer, in or before 1893 [on a sledge, travelling in Siberia] The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Marsden, Kate (1859–1931), traveller and nurse, was born on 13 May 1859 at the Parade, Edmonton, Middlesex, youngest of the eight children of Joseph Daniel Marsden, solicitor, and Sophia Matilda Willsted. She was educated at home, except for a brief stay at a boarding-school in ...