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Berkeley [formerly Bergtheil; née Dunington], Edith (1875–1963), marine biologist, was born on 1 September 1875 in Tulbagh, Cape of Good Hope, the older daughter of Alfred Dunington, civil engineer, and his wife, Martha Treglohan (c.1837–c.1927). Having spent her early childhood abroad, and having had private tutors in the ...

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Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876) by George J. Stodart (after John Ayling) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gray, Maria Emma (1787–1876), conchologist and algologist, was born at the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, Kent, the daughter of Lieutenant Henry Smith RN, who was then resident there. In 1812 she married Francis Edward Gray, who died two years later; they had two daughters. In 1826 she married her late husband's second cousin, ...

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Marshall, Sheina Macalister (1896–1977), marine zoologist, was born at Stewart Hall, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, on 20 April 1896. She was the second of three daughters of John Nairn Marshall (b. 1860) and his wife, Jean Colville, née Binnie (b. 1861/2)...

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Merrifield [née Watkins], Mary Philadelphia (1804–1889), writer on art and algologist, was born on 15 April 1804 in Brompton, London, the daughter of a conveyancing barrister, Sir Charles Watkins. In 1827 she married John Merrifield of Tavistock (1788/9–1877), who was called to the ...

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Parke, Mary Winifred (1908–1989), marine botanist, was born on 23 March 1908 in Bootle, Liverpool, second of the six children of William Aloysius Parke (1873–1925), partner in a company operating barges, and his wife, Mary Magdalene (1879–1968). She was educated at the Notre Dame Convent, Everton Valley, Liverpool...

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Mary Winifred Parke (1908–1989) by Godfrey Argent Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society