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Constance Mary Katherine Applebee (1873–1981) by unknown photographer, 1901 Bryn Mawr College Library, Special Collections

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Applebee, Constance Mary Katherine (1873–1981), promoter of women's field hockey, was born Katherine Mary at Chigwell Row, Chigwell, Essex, on 4 June 1873, the daughter of James Kay Applebee (1827–1903), a Unitarian minister and lecturer, and his second wife, Katherine Ann Applebee, née...

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Butler [née Reid], Lois (1897–1970), aviator and skier, was born on 3 November 1897 at 275 Drummond Street, Montreal, Canada, the only daughter and second of the five children of Sir William Duff Reid (1866–1924) and his wife, Minnie Cormack (d...

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Mary Amelia Cecil, marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780–81 [altered, 1787–9] The Marquess of Salisbury

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Cecil [née Hill], Mary Amelia [Emily Mary], marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835), political hostess and sportswoman, was born and baptized in Dublin on 16 August 1750, the eldest daughter of Wills Hill, second Viscount Hillsborough and successively later first earl of Hillsborough and first marquess of Downshire...

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Jean Denton, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001) by Nick Sinclair, 1992 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Denton [née Moss], Jean, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001), rally driver, businesswoman, and politician, was born on 29 December 1935 at 103 Broadway, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the elder of two daughters of Charles Josiah Moss, stationery store keeper, later hospital supplies clerk, and his wife, ...

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Charlotte Dod (1871–1960) by unknown photographer, 1886 [at the West of England Championships, Bath] Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum (Alan Little)

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Dod, Charlotte [Lottie] (1871–1960), sportswoman, was born on 24 September 1871 at Lower Bebington, Cheshire, the fourth and youngest child of the two sons and two daughters of Joseph Dod (d. 1879), a Liverpool cotton broker and banker, and his wife, Margaret Aspinall (...

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Graham [née Horsley-Beresford], Caroline Agnes, duchess of Montrose (1818–1894), racehorse owner, was born at Bolam, Northumberland, on 23 January 1818, the third and youngest daughter of John Horsley-Beresford, second Baron Decies (1774–1855), and his wife, Charlotte Philadelphia (d. 1852), only daughter and heir of ...

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See Howard, Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-, sixteenth duke of Norfolk

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Jackson [née Sanderson], Margaret Anne (1843–1906), mountaineer, was born on 27 September 1843, the daughter of George Samuel Sanderson, engineer of Birkenhead, and his wife, Jane. On 23 August 1865, at St John's Church, Birkenhead, she married Edward Patten Jackson (1842–1881), gentleman and colliery owner. He was the fourth son of ...

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King [née Gore-Browne], Dame Ethel Locke (1864–1956), motor-racing promoter and hospital patron, was born on 3 June 1864 at Government House, Hobart, Tasmania, the younger daughter of Colonel Sir Thomas Gore-Browne (1807–1887), governor of Tasmania, and his wife, Harriet Louisa, daughter of ...

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Elizabeth Alice Frances Le Blond (1860–1934) by unknown photographer, 1910 Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Le Blond [née Hawkins-Whitshed], Elizabeth Alice Frances (1860–1934), mountaineer and photographer, was the only child of Sir St Vincent Bentinck Hawkins-Whitshed, third baronet (1837–1871), of Killincarrick House, Greystones, co. Wicklow, and his wife, Alice (d. 1908), the youngest daughter of the ...

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Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch (1891–1977) by unknown photographer, 1914 Getty Images

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Leitch, Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn [Cecil] (1891–1977), golfer, was born on 13 April 1891 at Monimail, Silloth, Cumberland, the sixth of the seven children and fourth of the five daughters of Dr John Leitch (1849–1896), medical practitioner and botanist, formerly of Monimail, Fife, and his wife, ...

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Marged ferch Ifan (bap. 1696, d. 1793), harpist and wrestler, was probably born in Beddgelert, Caernarvonshire, and baptized in the parish church on 10 May 1696, one of at least eleven children born to Ifan Powell and his wife, Elizabeth Hughes. She became known far beyond ...

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Lucy Morton (1898–1980) by unknown photographer, 1924 [right, with C. Jeans at the Olympic games] © Popperfoto