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Bowerman, Elsie Edith (1889–1973), suffragette and lawyer, was born on 18 December 1889 at Barnsbury Lodge, Garden Road, Tunbridge Wells, the only child of William Bowerman (c.1825–1895) and his wife, Edith Martha Barber (1864–1953). She was educated at Wycombe Abbey School...

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Eaton, Gertrude (1863–1940), musician, suffragist, and international penal reformer, was born at Brynmor, Swansea, on 6 December 1863, the sixth child and fifth daughter of Robert Eaton of Bryn-y-mor, gentleman and justice of the peace for county of Glamorgan, and his wife, Helen Edith, ...

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Hartland, Ethel Mary (1875–1964), suffragist and magistrate, was born at Church Street, Morriston, Swansea, on 1 September 1875, the second child and eldest daughter of Edwin Sidney Hartland (1848–1927), and his Welsh-born wife, Mary Elizabeth, née Morgan (1851–1945). Her father was a solicitor in practice in ...

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Anna Gillies Macdonald Munro (1881–1962) by unknown photographer © Glasgow Museums

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Munro [married name Munro-Ashman], Anna Gillies Macdonald (1881–1962), campaigner for women's suffrage and magistrate, was born at 32 Gladstone Street, Glasgow, on 4 October 1881, the elder daughter of Evan Macdonald Munro (c.1854–1913), schoolmaster of Edinburgh, and his wife, Margaret Ann MacVean (1858–1892)...

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Watson [née Wall], Edith Mary (1888–1966), suffragist and police officer, was born on 6 November 1888, in the infirmary, Hackney union workhouse, the illegitimate daughter of Martha Wall, a domestic servant. With her mother and stepfamily, Edith lived in Marylebone, helping with her mother's sweated labour, sewing buttons on shirts. She was educated at ...