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Cohen [née Waley], Julia Matilda (1853–1917), community worker and educationist, was born on 6 September 1853 at 20 Wimpole Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, the daughter of Professor Jacob Waley (1818–1873), conveyancing counsel to the court of chancery and the first holder of the chair of political economy at ...

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Collet, Clara Elizabeth (1860–1948), civil servant and promoter of women's education and employment, was born at Sunny Bank, Hornsey Lane, Islington, London, on 10 September 1860, the second daughter and fourth child of Collet Dobson Collet (1812–1898), a prominent champion of press freedom and editor of ...

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Creighton [née von Glehn], Louise Hume (1850–1936), social activist and writer of popular history and biography, was born on 7 July 1850 at Peak Hill Lodge, Sydenham, on the outskirts of London, tenth child of Robert William von Glehn (1801–1885) and Agnes Duncan (...

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Dorkenoo [née Yorke], Stella Elliott [Efua] (1949–2014), health and women’s rights campaigner, was born on 6 September 1949 in Cape Coast, Ghana, one of eleven children of John Elliott Yorke, hospital administrator and later school nurse, and his wife, ...

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Feilding, Lady Mary (1823–1896), founder of the Working Ladies' Guild, was the eldest daughter of William Basil Percy Feilding, seventh earl of Denbigh (1796–1865), and of Mary Elizabeth Kitty, eldest daughter of Thomas Reynolds Moreton, first earl of Ducie. Her mother died in 1842, when ...

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Gray, Sylvia Mary (1909–1991), businesswoman and women's institute leader, was born on 3 July 1909 at 44 Clifton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, the daughter of Henry Bunting Gray, a racquet maker, members of whose family had been rackets coaches at Rugby School since 1867, and his wife, ...

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Heale, William (1581/2–1628), Church of England clergyman and writer on women, was a native of South Heal, Devon. Admitted as a commoner aged eighteen to Exeter College, Oxford, on 14 March 1600, he graduated BA from Broadgates Hall on 13 December 1603, proceeding MA on 3 July 1606. He was admitted to ...

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Houghton [née Travis], Vera, Lady Houghton of Sowerby (1914–2013), abortion law reformer and family planning advocate, was born on 18 October 1914 at 17 Abbotts Road, Norwood, London, the elder child of John Travis, from Crewe, Staffordshire, then a clerk at a margarine factory, later manager of a creamery, and his wife, ...