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Cobbold [née Murray], Lady Evelyn (1867–1963), traveller and convert to Islam, was born on 17 July 1867 at 13 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, the eldest of the six children (five daughters and one son) of Charles Adolphus Murray, seventh earl of Dunmore...

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Darby [née Barnard], Deborah (1754–1810), Quaker minister and traveller, was born on 25 August 1754 at Upperthorpe, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, one of fifteen children born to John Barnard (1723–1789), tanner of Upperthorpe, and Hannah Wilson (d. 1793), of Kendall. Four of their sons and two daughters survived infancy. Little is known about her childhood but she evidently received a sound education and developed a deep spiritual awareness in the Quaker circles in which her family moved....

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Hasell, (Frances Hatton) Eva (1886–1974), traveller and missionary, was born on 13 December 1886 at Dalemain, Dacre, Penrith, Cumberland, the younger of two daughters of John Edward Hasell JP DL (1839–1910), a substantial landowner in Cumberland and Westmorland, and his wife, Frances Maud Flood (...

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Annie Royle Taylor (1855–1922) by Thomas Charles Turner, pubd 1893 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Taylor, Annie Royle (1855–1922), traveller and missionary, was born Hannah Royle Taylor at Egremont, Cheshire, on 17 October 1855, the second of the ten children of John Taylor, director of the Black Ball Line of sailing ships, and his wife, Carolina Francisca, daughter of ...

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Vokins [née Bunce], Joan (d. 1690), Quaker preacher and traveller, was the daughter of Thomas Bunce (d. 1682?), a yeoman farmer of Charney Bassett, Berkshire. Joan and her husband, Richard Vokins, a yeoman farmer of West Challow, Berkshire, had two sons and four daughters; one son predeceased her. Her first child was born in 1654, suggesting that she herself was probably born about 1630....