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Backhouse, Margaret Ann (1887–1977), educationist and humanitarian activist, was born at The Grange, Hurworth, near Darlington, co. Durham, on 4 May 1887, the youngest but one of ten children of James Edward Backhouse (1845–1897) and his wife, Elizabeth Barclay Fowler (1849–1911). Her father was a partner in ...

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Ellis [née Stickney], Sarah (1799–1872), writer and educationist, was born at Ridgmont, in Holderness, Yorkshire, the youngest of the five children of William Stickney (d. 1848), a Quaker farmer, and his wife, Esther, née Richardson (d. 1803). By his second wife, '...

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Gilpin [married name Sadler], Eva Margaret (1868–1940), headmistress and educationist, was born on 25 March 1868, at Nottingham, the second daughter of Edmund Octavius Gilpin, a stockbroker, and his wife, Margaret, née Binns. Her parents, who were Quakers, could claim some distinguished forebears: three clergy, two artists, an MP, a diplomat, and a headmaster of ...

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Louisa Gurney Hoare (1784–1836) by unknown engraver (after Andrew Robertson, exh. RA 1830) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hoare, Louisa Gurney (1784–1836), educationist and author, was born in Norwich on 25 September 1784, the seventh of the eleven children of the Quaker John Gurney (1749–1809) of Earlham and Catherine Bell (1754–1792). Among her siblings were the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, the philanthropists ...

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Jellicoe [née Mullin], Anne William (1823–1880), educationist, born in Mountmellick, Queen's county, was the daughter of William Mullin (1796–1826), a Quaker schoolmaster, and his wife, Margaret Thompson (1801–1840). Little is known about her early life. Orphaned by the time she was seventeen years of age, she married ...

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Lloyd, Julia (1867–1955), educationist, was born at Hollies, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, on 13 April 1867, the eighth daughter in the family of ten daughters and two sons of Samuel Lloyd (1827–1918), an ironmaster, and his wife, Jane Eliza, née Janson (1839–1895). In 1870 the ...

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Medd [née Crowley], Mary Beaumont (1907–2005), architect and educationist, was born at 31 Wilmer Drive, Heaton, Bradford, on 4 August 1907, the younger daughter of Ralph Henry Crowley (1869–1953), physician, and his wife, Muriel, née Priestman (1880–1975). Her mother came from a local Quaker family of wool manufacturers with a tradition of philanthropy and culture. At the time of ...

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Dame Margaret Janson Tuke (1862–1947) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London / Oxford University Press

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Tuke, Dame Margaret Janson (1862–1947), educationist and college head, was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 13 March 1862, the youngest of five children of James Hack Tuke (1819–1896), banker and philanthropist, and his first wife, Elizabeth Janson (d. 1869). In unpublished autobiographical notes written in 1942, she recorded that her Quaker upbringing gave her a lifelong dislike of '...