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Askham, Janet Mary (1941–2008), sociologist, was born on 27 October 1941 at Paxton Park, Little Paxton, St Neots, Huntingdonshire, the only daughter of the Revd Leonard Charles Askham (1898–1983), vicar of Godmanchester, and his wife, (Grace) Hilda, née Mallett (1908–1952). She had four brothers, ...

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Boot [née Rowe], Florence Annie, Lady Trent (1863–1952), businesswoman and benefactor, was born at 5 Grove Place, St Helier, Jersey, on 29 July 1863, the second daughter of William Henry Rowe and his wife, Margaret Agnes, née Campbell, who conducted a flourishing business as booksellers and stationers in ...

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Gray, Sylvia Mary (1909–1991), businesswoman and women's institute leader, was born on 3 July 1909 at 44 Clifton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, the daughter of Henry Bunting Gray, a racquet maker, members of whose family had been rackets coaches at Rugby School since 1867, and his wife, ...

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Howard [née Bollin; other married names Alpenny, Blanchard], Caroline Cadette (1821–1907), businesswoman and promoter of emigration and employment for women, was born on 3 August 1821, in Richmond, Surrey, the daughter of Charles Bollin, a plumber, and his wife, Ann. Her father, declared bankrupt in 1833, had probably died by 1841, when her mother was recorded as running a lodging house in ...

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Pike, (Irene) Mervyn Parnicott, Baroness Pike (1918–2004), businesswoman, politician, and voluntary worker, was born at Highmere, Whitwood Mere, Whitwood, Castleford, Yorkshire, on 16 September 1918, the second child and only daughter of Ivan Samuel Pike (1867–1934), managing director of Clokie and Co., a pottery works, and his wife, ...

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Thomas [formerly Kirwan], Dorothy (c. 1763–1846), free woman of colour, slave owner, and entrepreneur, was born a slave in Montserrat about the year 1763. In early records she is Dorothy Kirwan, taking the name of her owner in Montserrat, Andrew Kirwan, a prominent planter from a large family of slave owners. The will of ...

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Warriner, Doreen Agnes Rosemary Julia (1904–1972), rescuer of refugees and development economist, was born on 16 March 1904 at Weston Park, Long Compton, Warwickshire, the only daughter and eldest child of Henry Arthur Warriner (1859–1927), land agent for Weston Park, and later a landowner, and his wife, ...