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Cooke, Sophia (1814–1895), missionary and schoolmistress, was born in the Norfolk village of Hilborough, on 27 February 1814, attended school in Bury St Edmunds, and was a governess in Suffolk for twenty years before leaving England in March 1853 to become superintendent of the ...

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Hastings [née Daunais], Hazel Mary (1897–1993), teacher and Roman Catholic laywoman, was born on 8 November 1897 on a farm at Eagle Hills, near Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Charles Michel Daunais (d. 1901), a farmer, and his wife, Mabel Grant Hutchison (1873–1961)...

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Higginson, Teresa Helena (1844–1905), Roman Catholic schoolteacher and mystic, was born at Holywell in north Wales on 27 May 1844, the third child of the family of five daughters and three sons of Robert Francis Higginson (1816–1877) and his wife, Mary, née Bowness (...

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McNeile, Ethel Rhoda (1875–1922), missionary and headmistress, was born in London on 18 October 1875, the daughter of Hector McNeile (d. 1922), vicar of Bredbury, Cheshire, and his wife, Mary Rosa Lush. Both of her parents were from staunchly evangelical families. Hugh Boyd McNeile...

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Seymour, Alice (1857–1947), schoolteacher and expositor and publisher of the writings of Joanna Southcott, was born at 16 Wyndham Square in Plymouth, Devon, on 10 January 1857, the daughter of James Seymour (1814/15–1872), linen draper, and his wife, Lavinia, née Day (1824/5–1874). Her parents, who lived in ...

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Tristram, Katherine Alice Salvin (1858–1948), missionary and teacher in Japan, was born on 29 April 1858 in Castle Eden, co. Durham, as the fifth child of the Revd Henry Baker Tristram (1822–1906), canon of Durham, and his wife, Eleanor Mary (d. 1903)...

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Wigmore, Winefrid (1585–1657), Roman Catholic religious sister and schoolmistress, was born at Lucton, Herefordshire, one of twelve children of Sir William Wigmore and his wife, Anne, née Throckmorton. William Wigmore (c. 1599–1665) was one of three of her brothers who joined the Society of Jesus...