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Margaret Ashton (1856–1937) by Henry Lamb Manchester City Art Galleries / Estate of Henry Lamb

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Ashton, Margaret (1856–1937), local politician and philanthropist, was born on 19 January 1856 at Ashfield, Wilmslow Road, in Withington, Manchester, the third of the six daughters and three sons of Thomas Ashton (1818–1898), a wealthy cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth (1831–1914), daughter of ...

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Barr [née Moyles], (Sarah) Venie (1875–1947), political activist and philanthropist, was born at Abbeyleix, Queen's county, on 3 October 1875, the daughter of James Moyles, a trader, and his wife, Eliza Jane Pratt. On 2 July 1901 she married Ainsworth Barr (...

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Beavan, Margaret (1875–1931), welfare worker and local politician, was born at 28 Bowring Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, on 1 August 1875, the eldest daughter of Jeffrey Beavan, bookkeeper and later fire insurance manager, and his wife, Ellen Catherine Williams. The Beavan children enjoyed a close family childhood in comfortable circumstances. Most of their time was spent at the family home in ...

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Buxton [née Jebb], Dorothy Frances (1881–1963), humanitarian and social activist, was born on 3 March 1881 at The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire, the youngest daughter of Arthur Trevor Jebb (1839–1894), barrister and philanthropic squire, and his wife, Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845–1925), community worker and poet, the sister of ...

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Clare, Elizabeth de [Elizabeth de Burgh; known as lady of Clare] (1294/5–1360), magnate and founder of Clare College, Cambridge, was usually known as Elizabeth de Burgh, and was described by herself and others as lady of Clare. She was the youngest daughter of ...

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Cohen, Hannah Floretta (1875–1946), philanthropist and civil servant, was born at 63 Queen's Gardens, Kensington, London, on 25 May 1875, the only daughter of Sir Benjamin Louis Cohen, baronet (1844–1909). Her father was a great-grandson of Levi Barent Cohen, an Amsterdam merchant who had settled in ...

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Cuffe [née Bischoffsheim], Ellen Odette, countess of Desart (1857–1933), philanthropist and politician, was born at 18 Cornwall Terrace, Marylebone, London, on 1 September 1857, the eldest of two daughters of Henry Louis Bischoffsheim (1829–1908), banker and philanthropist, and his wife, Clara (or Clarissa) Biedermann (1837–1922)...

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Ellis, Marian Emily [married name Marian Emily Cripps, Lady Parmoor] (1878–1952), philanthropist and political activist, was born at The Park, Standard Hill, Nottingham, on 6 January 1878, one of the twin daughters of the colliery owner and Liberal MP John Edward Ellis (1841–1910)...

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Findlay [née Backhouse], Dame Harriet Jane, Lady Findlay (1881–1954), political activist and philanthropist, was born on 12 March 1881, the only daughter of Sir Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, first baronet (1849–1918), and his wife, Florence (d. 1902), youngest daughter of Sir John Salusbury Salusbury-Trelawny, ...

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Fisher [née Smiles; other married name Ford], Patricia, Lady Fisher (1921–1995), politician and charity worker, was born on 5 April 1921, the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Walter Dorling Smiles (1883–1953) of Portavo Point, Donaghadee, co. Down, politician, and his wife, Margaret, ...

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Fry [née Pease], Sophia, Lady Fry (1837–1897), philanthropist and political activist, was born on 11 June 1837 at East Mount, Darlington, co. Durham, the first of the two daughters of John Pease (1797–1868), woollen manufacturer and director of the Stockton and Darlington Railway...

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Haslam [née Heywood], Mary (1851–1922), welfare worker, philanthropist, and suffrage campaigner, was born at Newport Terrace, Bolton, Lancashire, on 11 August 1851, the second child and only daughter of Robert Heywood (1786–1868), cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née...

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Haverfield [née Scarlett], Evelina (1867–1920), suffragette and aid worker, was born at Inverlochy Castle, Kingussie, on 9 August 1867, the third daughter of William Frederick Scarlett, third Baron Abinger (1826–1892), landowner and army officer, and his wife, Helen (c.1840–1915), daughter of ...

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Hyde, Pearl Marguerite (1904–1963), leader of women's voluntary work and politician, was born in north London, the only girl among five children of Harman Bigby and his wife, Ellen Amelia, née Abbey. Her mother died when she was four and her father was killed in a car accident five years later, in 1913. At the time of his death he was licensee of ...

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Jekyll [née Graham], Dame Agnes (1861–1937), philanthropist and political hostess, was born on 12 October 1861 in Largs, Ayrshire, the sixth daughter of William Graham (1817–1885), Liberal MP and art collector, and his wife, Jane Catherine (1819/20–1899), daughter of John Loundes of ...

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Lees [née Buckley], Dame Sarah Anne (1842–1935), local politician, philanthropist, and suffragist, was born in Carrhill, Mossley, Yorkshire, on 13 November 1842, the fourth daughter and youngest of six children of Sarah Anne, née Seel (1804–1876), and her husband, ...

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Marre [née Gilling], (Romola) Mary, Lady Marre (1920–2005), voluntary worker and public servant, was born on 25 April 1920 at 2 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, the eldest child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Aubrey John Gilling, bank manager, and his wife, ...

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McMordie [née Gray], Julia (1860–1942), politician and philanthropist, was born on 30 March 1860 at Cliff Terrace, Hartlepool, co. Durham, the fifth daughter of Sir William Gray (1823–1898), shipbuilder and shipowner, and his wife, Dorothy (d. 1906), daughter of Captain John Hall RN...