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Baldock [née Rogers], (Lucy) Minnie (1864–1954), suffrage activist and campaigner, was born at 48 Morant Street, in Poplar, East London, on 20 November 1864, the eldest of three daughters of Isaac Rogers (1831/1832–1903), a foreman cooper, and his wife ...

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Baldwin [née Ridsdale], Lucy, Countess Baldwin of Bewdley (1869–1945), campaigner for maternity care, was born in Bayswater, London, on 19 January 1869, the eldest daughter of Edward Lucas Jenks Ridsdale (1833–1901), a scientist and the queen’s assay-master of the ...

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Bebb [married name Thomson], Gwyneth Marjory (1889–1921), campaigner for women's admission to the legal profession, was born at Brasenose House, High Street, Oxford, on 27 October 1889, the second daughter and third of the seven children of Llewellyn John Montfort Bebb DD (1862–1915)...

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Blackburn, Helen (1842–1903), campaigner for women's rights, was born at Knightstown, Valentia Island, co. Kerry, Ireland, on 25 May 1842. She had one brother, and was the only surviving daughter of Bewicke Blackburn (1811–1897), civil engineer and manager of the knight of Kerry's...

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Blake, Sophia Louisa Jex- (1840–1912), physician and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 21 January 1840 at 3 Croft Place, Hastings, Sussex. She was the youngest of the three surviving children of Thomas Jex-Blake (1790–1868), proctor of Doctors' Commons, and his wife, ...

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Bondfield, Margaret Grace (1873–1953), trade unionist, campaigner for women's interests, and politician, was born on 17 March 1873 at Chard, Somerset, the tenth of eleven children and third of four daughters of William Bondfield (1814–1901), foreman laceworker, and his wife, Anne Taylor (1827?–1911)...

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Boucherett, (Emilia) Jessie (1825–1905), campaigner for women's rights, born in November 1825 at Willingham House, North Willingham, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, was the youngest child of Louisa, daughter of Frederick John Pigou and Louisa, née Minchin, of Dartford, Kent, and Ayscoghe Boucherett (1791–1857)...

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Bull, Joan (supp. fl. 1928–1946), fictitious epitomist of enfranchised women, the analogue of John Bull, was created by the cartoonist David Low (1891–1963) to symbolize the women aged between twenty-one and thirty who obtained the vote in 1928 despite opposition from the '...

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Cobbe, Frances Power (1822–1904), writer and campaigner for women's rights, was born in Dublin on 4 December 1822. She was the fifth child and only daughter of Charles Cobbe (1781–1857), a landowner, of Newbridge House, co. Dublin, and his wife, Frances Conway (1777–1847)...

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Davies, Margaret Caroline Llewelyn (1861–1944), campaigner for women's causes, was born on 16 October 1861 in Marylebone, London, the youngest of seven children and only daughter of (John) Llewelyn Davies (1826–1916), a Christian socialist, for many years rector of Christ Church, Marylebone, London...

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Elmy, Elizabeth Clarke Wolstenholme (1833–1918), campaigner for women's rights, was born on 30 November 1833, in the Manchester area, daughter of Joseph Wolstenholme, a Methodist minister, and his first wife, Elizabeth Clarke, the daughter of a cotton spinner; Elizabeth died shortly after her daughter's birth. Doubly orphaned by the age of fourteen, ...

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Ferris, Elizabeth Anne Esther [Liz] (1940–2012), diver, doctor, and campaigner for gender equality in sport, was born on 19 November 1940 at the Mary Stanley Nursing Home in Bridgwater, Somerset, the second of three daughters and third of four children of Roy Ferris (1903–1975)...

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Hamilton [née Hammill], (Mary) Cicely (1872–1952), writer and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 15 June 1872 at 15 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, the eldest of four children of an Irish mother, Maude Mary, née Piers, and an Anglo-Scottish father, Denzil Hammill...

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Hubbard, Louisa Maria (1836–1906), promoter of employment for women and journal editor, was born on 8 March 1836 in St Petersburg, Russia, the eldest of four sons and three daughters of William Egerton Hubbard (1812–1883), merchant, younger brother of John Gellibrand Hubbard, first Baron Addington...

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Knight, Anne (1786–1862), slavery abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 2 November 1786 at Chelmsford, Essex, the third of the eight children of William Knight (1756–1814), wholesale grocer, and his wife, Priscilla, née Allen (1753–1829). Her mother was first cousin to the philanthropist ...

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Mair, Dame Sarah Elizabeth Siddons (1846–1941), promoter of women's education and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 23 September 1846 at 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, the youngest of four daughters of Arthur Mair, soldier, and Harriot Murray Siddons, granddaughter of the famous actress ...

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McLaren [née Pochin], Laura Elizabeth, Lady Aberconway (1854–1933), campaigner for women's rights and horticulturist, was born at Camp Street, Broughton, Lancashire, on 14 May 1854, the only surviving daughter of Henry Davis Pochin (1824–1895), industrial chemist and MP, and his wife, Agnes Pochin, ...

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McLaren, Priscilla Bright (1815–1906), campaigner for women's rights, was born on 8 September 1815 at Greenbank, Rochdale, Lancashire, the fifth of the eleven children of Jacob Bright (1775–1851), bookkeeper and owner of a cotton spinning business, and his second wife, Martha, née Wood (1788/9–1830)...

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Mill [née Hardy; other married name Taylor], Harriet (1807–1858), advocate of sexual equality, was born on 10 October 1807 at 18 Beckford Row, Walworth, in south London, daughter of Harriet (née Hurst) and Thomas Hardy (d. 1849), surgeon and ‘man-midwife’ of ...

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Nevinson [née Jones], Margaret Wynne (1858–1932), women's rights activist, was born at Vicarage House, Lower Church Gate, Leicester, on 11 January 1858, the daughter of the Revd Timothy Jones (c.1813–1873/4) and his wife, Mary Louisa (c.1830–1888). Her father, vicar of ...