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Bullar, John (1778–1864), schoolmaster and campaigner for liberal causes, was born on 27 January 1778 in the parish of Holy Rood, Southampton, probably at 95/96 High Street, the son of John Bullar (1744–1836), peruke maker and hairdresser of Southampton High Street, and his wife, ...

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John Bullar (1778–1864) by Richard Cockle Lucas, 1854 Sotheby's Picture Library, London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carbutt [married name Herford], Louisa (1832–1907), schoolmistress and educational pioneer, was born on 25 September 1832 at Altona, near Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of Francis Carbutt (1792–1874) and his wife, Louise Petronella, daughter of George Henry Penecke of Copenhagen. Sir Edward Hamer Carbutt, ...

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Hannay [née Wilson], Jane Ewing (1868–1938), schoolteacher and women's welfare campaigner, was born on 8 February 1868 at the manse, New Abbey, near Dumfries, the daughter of the Revd James Stewart Wilson, a Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Jane Ewing, ...

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Sykes, Marjorie (1905–1995), teacher and community worker, was born in the West Riding village of Mexborough on 11 May 1905, the first of the three children of Wilfrid Sykes (d. 1940) and his wife, Amelia Maxon. Both parents were teachers: her father was the headmaster of the local school. His training had included a year's study of the natural sciences in ...

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Tsuda, Umeko [Ume] (1864–1929), teacher in Japan and expert on women's education, was born on 31 December 1864 in Ushigome-Minami-cho, Edo, Japan, the second of eight children and the second daughter of Sen Tsuda and his wife, Hatsuko. Her father, a progressive Samurai, was a horticulturalist and educator who advocated the adoption of Western ways. At the age of six, ...

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Wilson, Francesca Mary (1888–1981), schoolteacher and refugee relief worker, was born into a Quaker family, at 37 Holly Avenue in Newcastle upon Tyne on 1 January 1888, the daughter of Robert Wilson (1850–1933), a hatter's furrier who owned a family concern of considerable size, and his wife, ...

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Youmans [née Creighton], Letitia (1827–1896), teacher and temperance activist in Canada, was born on 3 January 1827 in Baltimore, Upper Canada, daughter of John Creighton and his wife, Annie Bishop. Her father had been born in Ireland and her mother in the ...