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Bentley, Charlotte Eliza (1915–1996), nurse and nursing activist, was born on 15 December 1915 at 63 Portland Court, Great Portland Street, London, the daughter of John Richard Bentley, hosier, and Charlotte Emma Redard. After education at a Swiss convent school and secretarial training ...

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Collins, Sheila Margaret (1921–2009), nurse and educationist, was born on 28 August 1921 at 6 Hillcrest Road, Tywyn, near Conwy, Caernarvonshire, the younger daughter of John Collins, assurance superintendent, and his wife, Mary, née Deehan. Her father was from co. Galway, her mother from ...

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Hall, Dame Catherine Mary (1922–1996), nurse, was born in Hollwood Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, on 19 December 1922, the daughter of Robert Hall (1890–1955), police chief constable at Rotherham, Yorkshire, and his wife, Florence Irene, née Turner (1894–1975). She was educated at the Hunmanby Hall School for Girls...

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Loane, Martha Jane (1852–1933), nurse and social commentator, was born on 7 February 1852 at 8 North Place, Eldad, Plymouth, Devon, to Jabez Loane (c.1821–1895), a master in the Royal Navy, and Jane, née Cooley (d. 1852). Her father remarried on 10 November 1852 and his second wife, ...

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Seacole [née Grant], Mary Jane (1805–1881), nurse, was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica, one of at least two daughters and one son of a Scottish soldier and the mixed-race proprietress of a boarding-house for officers and their families. Much of ...

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Smithson, Annie Mary Patricia (1873–1948), author and nurse, was born on 26 September 1873 at 22 Claremont Road, Sandymount, Dublin, the only child of Samuel Raynor Smithson, barrister, and his wife, Margaret Louisa Carpenter (d. 1917). Baptized Margaret Anne Jane, on her conversion to Catholicism in 1907 ...

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Stanley, Mary (1813–1879), nurse, was born at Alderley, Cheshire, in 1813, one of the five children of Edward Stanley (1779–1849), who became bishop of Norwich in 1837, and Catherine (1792–1862), daughter of the Revd Oswald Leycester. The daughters were largely educated at home, presumably with a tutor for the boys before they went to preparatory school at the age of nine. ...