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Abney, Sir William de Wiveleslie (1843–1920), civil servant and photographic scientist, was born at Derby on 24 July 1843, the eldest son of Edward Henry Abney (bap. 1811, d. 1892), vicar of St Alkmund's, Derby, afterwards prebendary of Lichfield, and Catharina, daughter of ...

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Browne, Felicia Mary (1904–1936), artist and political activist, was born at The Elms, Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey, on 18 February 1904, the third daughter and the fourth of five children of Harold Browne (1875–1924), company director, who worked in his family's advertising agency, and his wife, ...

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D'Oyly, Sir Charles, seventh baronet (1781–1845), administrator in India and artist, born at Murshidabad, India, in September 1781 and baptized on 16 September 1781, was the elder son of Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, sixth baronet (1754–1818), the East India Company's resident at the court of the ...

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Sir Charles D'Oyly, seventh baronet (1781–1845) by George Chinnery HSBC Holdings plc

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Dunlop, Marion Wallace- (1864–1942), suffragist and artist, was born on 22 December 1864 at Leys Castle, Inverness, in Scotland, the daughter of Robert Henry Wallace-Dunlop, of the Bengal civil service, and his wife, Lucy Dowson (1836–1914). Two of her sisters, Madeline and Rosalind Wallace-Dunlop...

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Marion Wallace- Dunlop (1864–1942) by unknown photographer, 1909 © Museum of London, neg. number 15346, ref. CL02/7448

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Elford, Sir William, baronet (1749–1837), politician and artist, was born in August 1749 at Kingsbridge, Devon, the elder son of the Revd Lancelot Elford (c.1719–1782) of Bickham, near Plymouth, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Alexander Wills of Kingsbridge.

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Fane [née Wellesley-Pole], Priscilla Anne, countess of Westmorland (1793–1879), diplomatic service wife and artist, was born on 13 March 1793. Her father was William Wellesley-Pole (1763–1845), brother of the duke of Wellington and Lord Wellesley; he was himself created Baron Maryborough in 1821, and succeeded his brother as ...

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Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur Gifford (1888–1955) by Sean O'Sullivan, 1933 © courtesy of the Artist's Estate; National Gallery of Ireland

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Gifford [married name Plunkett], Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur (1888–1955), artist and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 4 March 1888, one of the twelve children of Frederick Gifford (d. 1917), a solicitor, and his wife, ...

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Hastings, Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet, sixteenth earl of Huntingdon [known as Jack Huntingdon] (1901–1990), artist and politician, was born on 30 January 1901 in Manchester Square, London, the only son and youngest of three children of Warner Francis John Plantagenet Hastings, ...

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Hastings, Thomas (fl. 1803–1837), customs official and artist, whose origins are unknown, had been, according to his own statement of 1813, a captain and assistant quartermaster-general in the army. This position frequently required drawing skills for surveying duties, but Hastings has not been traced in either the British or the ...

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Heaphy, Charles (1820?–1881), artist and colonial official in New Zealand, was born in London, probably in 1820, the younger son (there were also three daughters) of the watercolourist and portrait painter Thomas Heaphy (1775–1835), and his first wife, Mary Stevenson (d...

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Howard, George James, ninth earl of Carlisle (1843–1911), artist and politician, was born at 56 Park Street, London, on 12 August 1843, the only son of the Hon. Charles Wentworth George Howard (1814–1879), and his wife, Mary Priscilla Harriett Parke (1822–1843), second daughter of ...

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(Estelle) Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960) by Bassano, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pankhurst, (Estelle) Sylvia (1882–1960), political activist, writer, and artist, was born at 1 Drayton Gardens, Old Trafford, Manchester, on 5 May 1882, the second of five children of Dr Richard Marsden Pankhurst (1835/6–1898), a barrister, and his wife, Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928), the daughter of ...

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(Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer Parnell (1852–1910) by Henry O'Shea, c. 1878 © reserved

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Parnell, (Catherine Maria) Anna Mercer (1852–1910), Irish nationalist and artist, was born on 13 May 1852 at home at Avondale, co. Wicklow, the tenth of eleven children and fifth daughter of John Henry Parnell (1811–1859) and Delia Tudor, née Stewart (1816–1896). Her older brothers were ...

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Wogan Philipps, second Baron Milford (1902–1993) by unknown photographer, 1930s [after being wounded in the Spanish Civil War] © reserved; estate of Rosamond Lehmann

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Philipps, Wogan, second Baron Milford (1902–1993), political activist and artist, was born at Manor House, High Street, Brentwood, Essex, on 25 February 1902, the eldest child in the family of five sons and one daughter of Laurence Richard Philipps, first Baron Milford (1874–1962)...