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Chisholm [née Jones], Caroline (1808–1877), immigration administrator, was born on 30 May 1808 at Wootton, Northampton, the youngest of twelve children of William Jones, a farmer, and his fourth wife, Sarah. Educated at home, she was brought up as an Anglican in a family tradition of practical service to the poor and the community. On 27 December 1830 she married Captain ...

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Finn [née McCaul], Elizabeth Ann (1825–1921), author and supporter of Jewish settlement in Palestine, was born on 14 March 1825 in Warsaw, the eldest child of the Hebrew scholar the Revd Alexander McCaul (1799–1863). Her father, a Christian missionary to the Polish Jews, was ordained and married in ...

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Grimes, Mary Katharine (1861–1921), promoter of emigration, was born on 26 September 1861 in Funchal, Madeira, the eldest of three daughters of John Ralph Grimes and his wife, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of George Lund MD of Edinburgh, Scarborough, and Madeira. She was educated at home. Her early life is obscure, but by her early twenties she was living in ...

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Howard [née Bollin; other married names Alpenny, Blanchard], Caroline Cadette (1821–1907), businesswoman and promoter of emigration and employment for women, was born on 3 August 1821, in Richmond, Surrey, the daughter of Charles Bollin, a plumber, and his wife, Ann. Her father, declared bankrupt in 1833, had probably died by 1841, when her mother was recorded as running a lodging house in ...

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Jones, Lewis (1837–1904), settler in Patagonia and writer, was born in Pool Lane, Caernarfon, on 30 January 1837, the first of six children (only three of whom survived) of Stephen Jones, tanner, and his wife, Margaret, née Morgan. As a youth he was employed as an apprentice printer on the ...

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Joyce [née Rice], Ellen (1832–1924), organizer of women's emigration, was born on 12 January 1832, the first of two children of Francis William Rice (1804–1878) and his wife, Harriet Ives (d. 1854), daughter of Daniel Raymond Barker. Ellen's father was vicar of ...

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Macpherson, Annie Parlane (1825–1904), promoter of child emigration, was born on 2 June 1825 in Campsie, by Milton, Stirlingshire, and baptized there on 26 June 1825, the eldest of the seven children of James Macpherson (d. 1851), a shoemaker, teacher, and member of the ...

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Rye, Maria Susan (1829–1903), social reformer and promoter of emigration, was born on 31 March 1829 at 2 Lower James Street, Golden Square, London, the eldest of the nine children of Edward Rye, a solicitor and bibliophile, and his wife, Maria Tuppen of ...

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Stirling, Emma Maitland (1838/9–1907), activist in child welfare and emigration to Canada, was born in Edinburgh, youngest of the eleven children of John Stirling (1786–1853), financier and landed gentleman, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Willing (1798/9–1874) of Philadelphia. A tradition of intermarriage, born of transatlantic trade connections, linked the ...

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Thompson, Edith Marie (1877–1961), sports and empire settlement administrator, was born at 44 Russell Road, Kensington, London, on 19 May 1877, the only daughter of William Frederic Thompson (1847/8–1921), barrister and mineral and chemical merchant, and his wife, Marie Charlotte, née Warde (1849/50–1900)...