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Adburgham [former name Abram], Jocelyn Frere (1900-1979), architect and town planner, was born at Sylvans, Peaslake, Surrey, on 24 May 1900, the second daughter of Edward William Abram (1869–1929), newspaper proprietor, and his wife, Lucy, née Ashton (1865–1942...

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Aiton [married name Tollenaar], Norah (1903–1988), architect, was born on 13 June 1903, at St. Nicholas, Hanger Lane, Ealing, London, the third and youngest child of John Arthur Aiton (1864–1950), a mechanical engineer and manufacturer who became governing director of ...

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Albery, Jessica Mary (1908–1990), architect and town planner, was born at 44 Queens Road, St. John’s Wood, London, on 11 June 1908, the only daughter and eldest of three children of Irving James Albery (1879–1967), a stockbroker who was later Conservative MP for ...

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Benjamin, (Rose) Elisabeth (1908–1999), architect and designer, was born at 20 Christchurch Avenue, Willesden, London, on 7 December 1908, the only child of liberal-minded Jewish parents, Alfred Benjamin (b. 1876/7), an entrepreneurial businessman, collector and designer of pottery, and his wife, ...

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White [married name Waddington], (Margaret) Justin Blanco (1911–2001), architect, was born at 30 Pembroke Square, Kensington, London, on 11 December 1911, the older child of (George) Rivers Blanco White (1883–1966), a barrister and later Recorder of Croydon...

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Charles, Ethel Mary (1871–1962), architect, was born on 25 March 1871 in India, the second of six children of Thomas Edmondston Charles (1834–1906), a doctor in private practice (formerly of the Indian army) and an early advocate of cremation, and his wife, Ada Henrietta (1848–1931/2)...

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Chesterton, Dame Elizabeth Ursula (1915–2002), architect and planner, was born on 12 October 1915 at 28 Willifield Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, the only child of Maurice Chesterton (1880–1962), builder turned architect, and his wife, Dorothy, née Deck (1888–1982). ...

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Cooke [married name Harrison], (Edith) Gillian (1898–1974), architect, was born at St Hilaire, Rydal Road, Streatham, London, on 10 January 1898, the oldest child of Henry Cooke (1862–1937), a solicitor, and his wife Rose Margaret, née Bristow...

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Drew, Dame Joyce Beverly [Jane] (1911–1996), architect, was born on 24 March 1911, at 8 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, one of two daughters of Harry Guy Radcliffe Drew (1880–1958), inventor and designer of surgical instruments and founder of the British Institute of Surgical Technicians...

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Dame Joyce Beverly Drew (1911–1996) by Ida Kar, 1958 [right, with Maxwell Fry] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Findlay, Kathryn Elizabeth (1953–2014), architect, was born on 26 January 1953 at the Fyfe Jamieson Maternity Home in Forfar, Angus, on the east coast of Scotland, the daughter of James Wilson Findlay and his wife, Elizabeth Stewart, née Mackie, sheep farmers, of Bogardo Farm, Finavon...

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Gray [formerly Smith], (Kathleen) Eileen Moray (1878–1976), designer and architect, was born on 9 August 1878 at Brownswood, the family estate in Enniscorthy, co. Wexford. She was the third of three daughters and youngest of five children of James Maclaren Smith (1832–1900)...

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Ledeboer, Judith Geertruid (1901–1990), architect and public servant, was born on 8 September 1901 at Almelo, in the Netherlands, the second of six children of Willem Ledeboer (1873–1943), a banker, and Harmina Engelbertha van Heek (1873–1959). The family moved to London soon after her birth, and she was educated at ...

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Leverkus, Gertrude Wilhelmine Margaret (1898–1989), architect, was born in Oldenburg, Germany, on 26 September 1898, the second of three daughters of (Johann Heinrich Julius) Otto Leverkus (1851/2–1916/), an export merchant, and his wife, (Ida Christine) Rosalia, née Schmidt. Shortly after her birth, her family moved permanently to ...