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Benson, Margaret (1865–1916), Egyptologist and religious philosopher, was born on 16 June 1865 at Wellington College, Berkshire, the fourth of the six children of Edward White Benson (1829–1896), archbishop of Canterbury (1882–96), and his wife, Mary (1841–1918), daughter of the Revd William Sidgwick...

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Masham [née Cudworth], Damaris, Lady Masham (1658–1708), philosopher and theological writer, was born in Cambridge on 18 January 1658. Her father was Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688), the philosopher and a leading member of the Cambridge Platonists. In 1645 he became regius professor of Hebrew, a post which he held until his death. Her mother, ...