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Barrett, Rosa Mary (1855–1936), social reformer and feminist, was born in Jamaica, the youngest of the four surviving children of William Garland Barrett (1812–1865), Congregational minister and sometime missionary to Jamaica, and his wife, Martha, née Fletcher (1811?–1893). One brother was the leading Congregationalist ...

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Cook, Ida [pseud. Mary Burchell] (1904–1986), author and campaigner for Jewish refugees, was born on 24 August 1904 at 37 Croft Avenue, Sunderland, the second of four children of William James Cook (1865–1959), surveyor of customs and excise, and his wife, Mary, ...

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Dickin, Maria Elisabeth (1870–1951), founder of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), known by her friends as Mia, was born at 1 Farrington Terrace, South Hackney, Middlesex, on 22 September 1870, daughter of William George Dickin (d. in or before 1899)...

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Maria Elisabeth Dickin (1870–1951) by unknown photographer photograph courtesy of PDSA

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Dowding [née Albino; other married name Whiting], Muriel, Lady Dowding (1908–1993), animal rights campaigner, was born on 22 March 1908 at 74 Castellain Mansions, Paddington, the elder of the two daughters of John Angelo (Jack) Albino, goldsmith, and his wife, Hilda Gertrude, ...

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Nichols, Mary Sergeant Gove (1810–1884), campaigner for medical reform and women's rights, was born at Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA, on 10 August 1810, the second daughter and third child of William A. Neal (d. 1845) and Rebecca R. Neal. Her paternal grandfather was Scottish, while her mother's family were Welsh. ...

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Stobart, Mabel Annie St Clair [née Mabel Annie Boulton; other married name Mabel Annie Stobart Greenhalgh] (1862–1954), medical relief worker and writer, was born at 37 Wood Street, Woolwich, on 3 February 1862, the third daughter of Sir Samuel Bagster Boulton, first baronet...