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Buchanan, Dorothy Donaldson [Dot] (1899–1985) civil engineer, was born at the Manse, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, on 8 October 1899, the youngest of five children of the Revd James Buchanan (1843/4–1921), minister of Langholm, and his wife, Marion, née...

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Chitty, Letitia (1897–1982), mathematician and civil engineer, was born at 51 Campden House Road, Kensington, London, on 15 July 1897, the eldest daughter in the family of four daughters and one son of Herbert Chitty (1863–1949), a barrister who in 1907...

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Entwisle, Gertrude Lilian (1892–1961), engineer, was born at 5 Stafford Road, Swinton, Lancashire, on 12 June 1892, the younger of two surviving daughters of Thomas Henry Entwisle (1858–1937), clerk in a shipping warehouse, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, née Shorrocks (...

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Holmes, Verena Winifred (1889–1964), engineer, was born on 23 June 1889, at Highworth, Ashford, Kent, the daughter of Edmond Gore Alexander Holmes, schools inspector and author, and his wife, Florence Mary, née Syme. Verena's brother was the prominent educational reformer Sir Maurice Holmes (1885–1964)...

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Parsons, Rachel Mary (1885–1956), engineer, women’s rights campaigner, and racehorse owner, was born on 25 January 1885 at 10 Connaught Place, Bayswater, London, the home of her paternal grandmother, Mary Parsons, countess of Rosse (1813–1885). She was the elder of the two children of Hon. ...

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Partridge, Margaret Mary (1891–1967), electrical engineer, was born at Barton, Nymet Rowland, Devon, on 8 April 1891 (b. cert; her gravestone gives 18 April 1891), the elder daughter in the family of two daughters and two sons of John Leonard James Partridge...

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Beryl Catherine Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle (1923–2015), by unknown photographer, c. 1940s

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Platt (née Myatt), Beryl Catherine, Baroness Platt of Writtle (1923–2015), engineer, local government politician, and public servant, was born on 18 April 1923 at Holmwood, Westleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the daughter of Ernest Myatt (1889–1950), bank clerk, and his wife, ...

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Rowbotham, Margaret Dorothea (1883–1978), engineer, was born at 6 Park Villas, Plumstead, Kent, on 19 June 1883, the eldest daughter in the family of four daughters and two sons of John Edward Rowbotham (1851–1921), managing clerk to a shipbroker, and his wife, ...

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Vansittart [née Lowe], Henrietta (1833–1883), engineer, was born in Ewell, Surrey, the third in the family of six daughters and two sons of James Lowe (1798–1866), a smoke-jack maker and inventor, and his wife, Mary (1804–1871), the eldest daughter of George Barnes...

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Willson [née Buckley], Laura Annie (1877–1942), suffragette, engineer, and businesswoman, was born at 1 Elmwood Street, Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire, on 15 August 1877, the second daughter and third of the four children of Charles Buckley (1836/7–1899), dyer’s labourer, and his wife, ...