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Elizabeth Anson, Lady Anson (1725–1760) studio of Thomas Hudson National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Anson [née Yorke], Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760), political correspondent and political manager, was born in August 1725, the sixth child and eldest daughter of Philip Yorke, subsequently first Baron and first earl of Hardwicke (1690–1764), lord chancellor, and his wife, Margaret Lygon (...

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Dame Sara Elizabeth Barker (1904–1973) by Brian Worth by permission of the People's History Museum

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Barker, Dame Sara Elizabeth (1904–1973), political agent, was born on 15 February 1904 in Siddall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the daughter of George Barker, grocer, and his wife, Ethel Brier.

Sara Barker was educated at Siddall elementary school before going on at the age of eleven to ...

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Ingram [née Shepheard, Gibson], Frances, Viscountess Irwin (1734?–1807), landowner and political manager, may have been born on 8 August 1734, the illegitimate daughter and heir of the wealthy speculator Samuel Shepheard (c. 1676–1748) [see under Shepheard, Samuel (c. 1648-1719)]. Her mother's name was probably ...

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Keck [née Hamilton], Lady Susanna [Susan] (bap. 1706, d. 1755), political manager, was baptized on 26 September 1706 at Canongate, Edinburgh, the seventh and youngest child of James Hamilton, fourth duke of Hamilton and first duke of Brandon (1658–1712), and his second wife, ...

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Lowther [née Thynne], Katherine, Viscountess Lonsdale (1653–1713), electoral patron, was born on 21 September 1653 at Caus Castle, Shropshire, the daughter of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, first baronet (1614–1680), landowner, of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, and his wife, the Hon. Mary (b. 1618)...

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Morrell [née Galleway], Frances Main (1937–2010), schoolteacher, political adviser, and local government politician, was born on 28 December 1937 at 16 Penley Grove Street, York, the daughter of Frank Galleway (1906–1970), a labourer at the Rowntree's confectionery factory in the city, and his wife, ...