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Brown, Dame Edith Mary (1864–1956), medical missionary and founder of the North India School of Medicine for Christian Women, was born on 24 March 1864 at Bank Buildings, 10A Coats Lane, Whitehaven, Cumberland. One of six children, she was the second of three daughters born to ...

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Margaret Anne Cusack (1829–1899) by unknown photographer, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cusack, Margaret Anne [name in religion Mary Francis Clare; called the Nun of Kenmare] (1829–1899), founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace and writer, was born on 6 May 1829 in York Street, Dublin, the elder of two children of ...

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Gosse [née Bowes], Emily (1806–1857), writer of religious tracts, was born on 10 November 1806 in London. Her father, William Bowes (1771–1850), son of a Boston merchant who was later banished as a loyalist, had been brought to England as a child in 1776. Described variously as 'gentleman' and 'independent', he held a lieutenant's commission in the ...

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Macfarlane [married name Brodie], Jessie (1843–1871), preacher, was born on 20 January 1843 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Archibald McFarlane, a clothier, and his wife, Mary Maxwell, née Turner. Her parents were presbyterians and her early religious experience was influenced by an uncle who, it appears, was a minister. In 1859 she heard ...

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Soltau, Henrietta Eliza (1843–1934), evangelist and promoter of missionary work, was born on 8 December 1843 at Plymouth, the second of the eight children of William Soltau (1805–1875), Plymouth Brethren teacher and author, and his wife, Lucy. She had five sisters and two brothers. Baptized as a believer by ...

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Wilson [née Cooke], Mary Anne (c. 1795–c. 1861), missionary, who arrived in Calcutta, India, in November 1821, was the most notable pioneer of schools for girls in Bengal. Her previous experience as a teacher had been as a governess in the household of ...