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Backhouse, Margaret Ann (1887–1977), educationist and humanitarian activist, was born at The Grange, Hurworth, near Darlington, co. Durham, on 4 May 1887, the youngest but one of ten children of James Edward Backhouse (1845–1897) and his wife, Elizabeth Barclay Fowler (1849–1911). Her father was a partner in ...

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Barrington, Sir Vincent Hunter Barrington Kennett- (1844–1903), humanitarian worker and businessman, was born on 3 September 1844 at Bagna di Lucca, Italy, the eldest son of Vincent Frederick Kennett (b. 1799), a retired captain of the East India Company army, and his wife, ...

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Buxton [née Jebb], Dorothy Frances (1881–1963), humanitarian and social activist, was born on 3 March 1881 at The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire, the youngest daughter of Arthur Trevor Jebb (1839–1894), barrister and philanthropic squire, and his wife, Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845–1925), community worker and poet, the sister of ...

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Clark, Hilda (1881–1955), physician and humanitarian aid worker, was born on 12 January 1881 at Green Bank, Street, Somerset, the youngest of the six children of William Stephens Clark (1839–1925), shoe manufacturer and social reformer, and Helen Priestman Clark (1840–1927), daughter of John Bright (1811–1889)...

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Drakoules [née Lambe; other married name Lewis], Alice Marie (c. 1850–1933), humanitarian and campaigner for animal welfare, was born near Brussels, the daughter of Henry Lambe. In 1876 she married William Burrows Lewis (b. 1820/21), the managing director of the Union Assurance Company...

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Paget [née Finch-Hatton], Lady Muriel Evelyn Vernon (1876–1938), humanitarian relief worker, was born in London on 19 August 1876, the only daughter and elder child of Murray Edward Gordon Finch-Hatton, twelfth earl of Winchilsea and seventh earl of Nottingham (1851–1898), and his wife, ...