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Sheavyn, Phoebe Ann Beale (1865–1968), literary scholar and feminist, was born on 16 September 1865 in Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire. Her birth was registered nearly six weeks later by her mother, Jane Elizabeth Sheavyn, née Farmer. Her father, William Sale Sheavyn, was a draper in ...

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Stopes, Charlotte Brown Carmichael (1840–1929), feminist and literary scholar, was born in Edinburgh on 5 February 1840, the eldest of five children of the landscape painter James Ferrier Carmichael and his wife, Christina Brown Graham. Her father died when she was thirteen and she was educated at several of the best schools in ...