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Avery [née Parker], Elizabeth (fl. 1614–1653), prophetess, was the daughter of Robert Parker (c. 1564–1614) and his wife, Dorothy Stevens (d. 1649/50). She was one of three children; her sister, Sarah, was baptized on 15 April 1593 and her brother, Thomas Parker (1595–1677)...

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Benn, Margaret Eadie Wedgwood [née Margaret Eadie Holmes], Viscountess Stansgate (1897–1991), religious campaigner, was born on 7 June 1897 in Paisley, the elder daughter of Daniel Turner Holmes (1863–1955), the son of a tailor and steeplejack and himself a schoolmaster, lecturer, and Liberal MP for ...

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Bliss [née Moore], Kathleen Mary Amelia (1908–1989), religious administrator and university teacher, was born on 5 July 1908 in Fulham, London, the elder child and only daughter of Thomas Henry Moore, local government officer, and his wife, Ethel Steward. She was educated at ...

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Kathleen Mary Amelia Bliss (1908–1989) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Booth [née Mumford], Catherine (1829–1890), evangelist and writer, was born on 17 January 1829 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, the fourth of five children. Only she and her younger brother, John, survived. Her father, John Mumford (1804–1879), was a coach builder and wheelwright, and for some years a Wesleyan Methodist lay preacher. Her mother, ...

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Catherine Booth (1829–1890) by unknown photographer The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

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Elsie Dorothea Chamberlain (1910–1991) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chamberlain [married name Garrington], Elsie Dorothea (1910–1991), Congregational minister and radio broadcaster, was born on 3 March 1910 at 30 Canonbury Park North, Islington, London, the third child of James Arthur Chamberlain (d. 1956), Post Office technician and clerk, and his wife, ...

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Coltman [née Todd], Constance Mary (1889–1969), Congregational minister and the first woman to be ordained to the Christian ministry in Britain, was born in Putney, London, on 23 May 1889, the oldest of the four children of George Todd (1844–1912), headmaster and educational administrator, and ...

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Dyer [née Barrett], Mary (d. 1660), Quaker martyr in America, of whom all that is known of her parentage is her maiden name, married William Dyer (bap. 1609), a milliner and member of the Fishmongers' Company, probably in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Middlesex...

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Etchells, (Dorothea) Ruth (1931–2012), literary scholar and churchwoman, was born Peggy Allen on 17 April 1931 at Stretton House (Southwark Diocesan Maternity Home), Grove Park, London, the daughter of Edith Matilda Allen (b. 1905?). At the time of her birth her mother was working as a housekeeper at ...

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Evans [née Canual or Canval], Katharine (c. 1618–1692), Quaker missionary, declared to the Maltese inquisition in 1658 that she was the daughter of Anne and Roger ‘Canual’ and that she was then aged about forty; this was an Italian rendering of her maiden name, which may have been ...

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Hibbins, Ann (d. 1656), convicted witch, whose early years are obscure, may have been the sister of Richard Bellingham, a governor of Massachusetts. Claims to this effect are perhaps based on John Winthrop's statement that Bellingham was the brother-in-law of her husband, William Hibbins (...

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Kenmure [née Findlay], Vera Mary Muir (1904–1973), Congregational minister, was born on 13 February 1904 at 24 Burnbank Gardens, Glasgow, the only child of John Findlay, measurer, and his wife, Viola Craig. Vera Findlay was slim and elegant, with striking dark hair and eyes. She was educated at ...

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Kennedy [née Walker], Margaret Stephen (1814–1891), missionary in India, was born in Aberdeen on 18 January 1814, the youngest of at least four daughters of John Walker (c.1780–c.1860), a prosperous businessman whose enterprises failed in the 1830s, making it necessary for ...

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Luke [née Thompson], Jemima (1813–1906), hymn writer, daughter of Thomas Thompson (1785–1865) and Elizabeth Pinckney (d. 1837), was born at Islington, London, on 19 August 1813. Her father was one of the pioneers of the Bible Society, assisted in the formation of the ...

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Murray [née Norman; other married name Bennet], Grace (1715–1803), follower of Methodism, daughter of Robert and Grace Norman, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 23 January 1715 into a Church of England family. At twenty-one she married Alexander Murray (d...

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Noble, Margaret Elizabeth [known as Sister Nivedita] (1867–1911), writer on Hindu culture and supporter of Indian nationalism, was born on 28 October 1867, at 23 Scotch Street, Dungannon, co. Tyrone, the eldest of the three surviving children of Samuel Richmond Noble (...