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Cook, Florence Eliza (1856–1904), spiritualist and medium, was born on 3 June 1856 at Cobham, Kent, the eldest of the four children of Henry Cook (d. 1879), a compositor, and his wife, Emma Till. The Cook family moved from Kent to London...

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Crowe [née Stevens], Catherine Ann (1790–1872), novelist and writer on the supernatural, was born in Borough Green, Kent, on 20 September 1790, the daughter of John Stevens (1758–1833), a farmer and later the proprietor of the popular Regency haunt Stevens's Hotel, and his first wife, ...

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Duncan [née MacFarlane], (Victoria) Helen McCrae (1897–1956), medium, was born on 25 November 1897 at 96 Main Street, Callander, Perthshire, the fourth child of Archibald MacFarlane, slater, and his wife, Isabella Rattray. As a child she earned the nickname Hellish Nell for her tomboyish exploits, but alienated her peers with hysterical outbursts and sinister predictions. Fearing shame for their Presbyterian family, ...

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Guppy [formerly Nicholl; other married name Guppy-Volckman], (Agnes) Elisabeth (1838–1917), medium, was born Agnes Elisabeth White at 1 Gloucester Crescent, Regent's Park, London, the daughter of Charles Taylor White. Her parents died when she was eleven months old and she was raised by her maternal grandfather, the ...

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(Agnes) Elisabeth Guppy (1838–1917) by Frederick Augustus Hudson, 1872 [right, with Mrs Tebb (left), Miss Georgiana Houghton (seated), and a manifestation] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scatcherd, Felicia Rudolphina (1862–1927), journalist and spiritualist, was born on 10 August 1862 at 7 Chepstow Place, Kensington, London. Her father, Watson Scatcherd (fl. 1825–1901), had retired from the Indian Civil Service on marrying her mother, Emily Frances Crofton (d. 1901)...

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Stokes [née Sutton], Doris May Fisher (1920–1987), medium, was born on 6 January 1920 at 9 Wong Row, Grantham, Lincolnshire, the only daughter of Samuel Sutton, engineer's labourer, and his wife, Jane, née Wesselby. She was educated locally and was, as a girl, a regular customer at the shop run by ...