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Cottrell [née Bryan], Mary Ellen (1868–1969), co-operator and labour activist, was born in Houghton Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, on 11 August 1868, the daughter of Richard Bryan, a seedsman, and his wife, Maria, née Tester. She became a pupil teacher and by ...


Duston [née Emerson], Hannah (1657–1736?), captive of American Indians, was born in December 1657 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, one of fifteen children born to Michael Emerson, an English shoemaker and immigrant to the Massachusetts Bay colony, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of an original settler of ...


Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780), by unknown artist, c. 1763

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Wheelwright, Esther [name in religion Marie-Joseph de l’Enfant Jésus; known as Mother Esther] (1696–1780), captive and Ursuline nun, was the fourth of eleven children born to John Wheelwright and his wife Mary, neé Snell. She was born in the town of ...