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Amabel Hume- Campbell, suo jure Countess De Grey (1751–1833) by unknown artist, c. 1776 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell, Amabel Hume- [née Lady Amabel Yorke], suo jure Countess De Grey (1751–1833), political writer, was born on 22 January 1751, the first of the two children of Philip Yorke, second earl of Hardwicke (1720–1790), and his wife, Jemima Yorke, née Campbell, ...

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Charlot [née Huber], Monica (1933–2005), historian and political scientist, was born at 6 Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras, London, on 31 May 1933, the second of three children of Joseph Jacob (Jack) Huber, consular official, and his wife, Doris May, née Fickling...

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Czira [née Gifford], Sidney [pseud. John Brennan] (1889–1974), journalist and Irish republican activist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 3 August 1889, the youngest daughter and youngest of the twelve children (six boys and six girls) of ...

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Ford, Isabella Ormston (1855–1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist, was born on 23 May 1855 at St John's Hill, Clarendon Road, Headingley, Leeds, the eighth and youngest child of Robert Lawson Ford (1809–1878), solicitor and landowner, and his wife, Hannah (1814–1886), the daughter of ...

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James [née Banckes], Elinor [Eleanor] (1644/5–1719), printer and polemicist, was the daughter of Mary Banckes; the name of her father is not known. By a marriage licence dated 27 October 1662, at the age of seventeen, she married Thomas James (c...

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Elinor James (1644/55–1719) by unknown artist, c. 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kortright, Frances Isabella Staveley Berkeley Wood [pseud. Fanny Aikin Kortright] (1821–1900), author and anti-suffragist, was born in Harper Street, Kent Road, London, on 28 January 1821, the seventeenth and youngest child of Nicholas Berkeley (or Berkley) Kortright (1769–1840) and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Liddell [née Clavering], Ann (bap. 1686, d. in or after 1734), political commentator, was baptized on 21 April 1686 at Chopwell, Ryton, co. Durham, the second of the three children of John Clavering (1655–1702), a landowner, of Chopwell, and his first wife, ...

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Catharine Macaulay (1731–1791) by Robert Edge Pine, c. 1775 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Macaulay [née Sawbridge; other married name Graham], Catharine (1731–1791), historian and political polemicist, was born on 2 April 1731 at Olantigh in the parish of Wye, Kent, second daughter of John Sawbridge (1699–1762), landowner, and his second wife, Dorothy Wanley (1713–1733), daughter of ...

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See MacSwiney, Terence James

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Marcet, Jane Haldimand (1769–1858), writer on science and political economy, was born in London, one of twelve children and only surviving daughter of the Swiss merchant and banker Anthony Francis Haldimand (1740/41–1817) and his wife, Jane (d. 1785). She was baptized on 23 June 1769. The ...

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Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769–1858) by unknown engraver Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library

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Mayo, Katherine (1867–1940), author in the United States of America, was born on 24 January 1867 in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, USA, the daughter of James Henry Mayo, mining engineer, and his wife, Harriet Elizabeth, née Ingraham. The Mayos were descended from the Revd John Mayo...

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McMillan, Margaret (1860–1931), socialist propagandist and educationist, was born on 19 July 1860 at Throgg's Neck, Westchester county, New York, the second of the three daughters of James McMillan (c.1830–1865), landscape gardener and estate manager, and his wife, Jane (d...

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Margaret McMillan (1860–1931) by Bassano, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McTier [née Drennan], Martha (1742–1837), letter writer and political commentator, was the eldest of three surviving children of Thomas Drennan (1696–1768) [see under Drennan, William], a non-subscribing Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Ann Lennox (c.1719–1806). Nothing is known of her education, but she probably received some lessons from her father, a leading figure in ...

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Middleton [née Cox], Lucy Annie (1894–1983), socialist propagandist and politician, was born at Albert Road, Keynsham, Somerset, on 9 May 1894, the third of four children of Sidney John Cox (1864–1949), a wire drawer, and his wife, Ada, née Britten, both of whom were of rural working-class origins. ...