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Beveridge [née Akroyd], Annette Susannah (1842–1929), orientalist, was born in Mount Street, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, on 13 December 1842, the third child and daughter surviving to adulthood of William Akroyd (d. 1869), a currier, and his wife, Sarah, née Walford, a daughter of the local livery stable owner. After his wife's death in 1849, ...

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Cadell [née Nash], Jessie Ellen (1844–1884), novelist and orientalist, was born at Devonshire Lodge, Pancras Vale, Hampstead Road, London, on 23 August 1844, the daughter of William Nash, a City merchant, and his wife, Emma, née Jell. Her father died while she was young, and her mother married ...

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Croll [née Sprackett], Elisabeth Joan [Lisa] (1944–2007), Sinologist and anthropologist, was born on 21 September 1944 in Reefton, South Island, New Zealand, the daughter of Colston Robert (Bob) Sprackett (1916–1993) and his wife, Kathleen Joan (b. 1917). Her father was a Presbyterian minister from a poor background, and had defied the church's directives not to register as a conscientious objector during the Second World War. Her mother came from a long line of academics who in the mid-nineteenth century had been involved in setting up ...

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Drower [née Stevens], Ethel May Stefana, Lady Drower (1879–1972), orientalist and novelist, was born on 1 December 1879 in North Road, Highgate, Middlesex, the first of the four daughters of the Revd Silas William Stevens (1856–1916), rector of Burley, Hampshire, and then ...

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Lambton, Ann Katharine Swynford [Nancy] (1912–2008), orientalist and Persianist, was born at Mesnil Warren, Bury Road, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk, on 8 February 1912, the elder daughter and second of the four children of George Lambton (1860–1945), racehorse trainer, and his wife, Cecily Margaret, ...

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See North, William, sixth Baron North, second Baron Grey of Rolleston, and Jacobite Earl North