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Buckton [née Williams], Catherine Mary (1826/7–1904), promoter of household science teaching, was born in London, the daughter of John Morgan Williams, a surgeon, later of Llandaff, Glamorgan. On 22 March 1849 she married Joseph Buckton, a Leeds cloth merchant, with whom she had a son and a daughter. She was a founder member of the ...

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Calder, Fanny Louisa (1838–1923), promoter of education in domestic subjects, was born on 26 March 1838, at 26 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the youngest of the eleven children of James Calder and his wife, Jane Elizabeth Mitchell. Her father was a cotton merchant and the family had lived in ...

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Clarke [née Nicolls], Edith (1844–1926), promoter of household science teaching, was born on 27 October 1844 at Shrewsbury House, Shooters Hill, Kent, daughter of Lieutenant Edward Nicolls RN (d. 1844) and his wife, Mary Ellen Peacock. She was the maternal granddaughter of ...

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Hope, Louisa Octavia Augusta (1814–1893), promoter of household science teaching, was the youngest of the twelve children of Charles Hope, Lord Granton (1763–1851), the tory politician and lord president of the court of session, and of his wife (and cousin), Lady Charlotte Hope (1771–1834)...

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Hume, Rosemary Ethel (1907–1984), founder of a cookery school and writer on cookery, was born on 2 April 1907 at Underriver House, Underriver, near Sevenoaks, Kent, the daughter of Colonel Charles Vernon Hume and his wife, Ursula Wilhelmina Marshall. She was the youngest of three children. Her parents, who had only recently returned from ...

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Kidder, Edward (1665/6–1739), cookery teacher and writer, taught cookery in London between about 1720 and 1734, but little else about his life is known. The evidence for his activities is confined mostly to his one published work, the Receipts of Pastry and Cookery...

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Ravenhill, Alice (1859–1954), educationist and promoter of the household science movement, was born on 31 March 1859 in Snaresbrook, Essex, the fourth of the seven children of John Ravenhill (1824–1894), naval architect and marine engineer, and his wife, Fanny Pocock (c.1831–1903)...

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Rucker [née Story-Maskelyne], Thereza Charlotte, Lady Rucker (1863–1941), promoter of household science teaching, was born on 3 June 1863, at 112 Gloucester Terrace, London, the youngest of three daughters of (Mervyn Herbert) Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823–1911), professor of mineralogy at Oxford, and his wife, ...