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Allen [née Gill], Marjory, Lady Allen of Hurtwood (1897–1976), landscape architect and promoter of child welfare, was born on 10 May 1897 at Hazelstubbs, Gravel Hill, Bexleyheath, the daughter of George Joseph Gill (c.1860–1947), a water-rate collector, and his wife, ...

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Andrew, Clara (1862–1939), child adoption pioneer and Belgian refugee organizer, was born at 7 Salutary Place, in the St Sidwells district of Exeter, on 18 May 1862, the third of nine children of Thomas Andrew (1832–1902) and his wife, Sophia, née...

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Armstrong, Eliza (b. 1872), domestic servant and victim of abduction, was born at 9 Charles Street, Lisson Grove, in the Marylebone district of London on 18 April 1872 to Charles Armstrong, a chimney sweep, and Elizabeth, née Chivers, who were married in March 1874. The family later moved to ...

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Bishop, Caroline Garrison (1846–1929), promoter of kindergarten education, was born on 18 October 1846 at St Leonards, Heavitree, Devon, daughter of the Revd Francis Bishop, minister in the Unitarian church, and his first wife, Lavinia, daughter of Isaac Solly. Her mother died when she was six and her father remarried. ...

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Chisholm [née Jones], Caroline (1808–1877), immigration administrator, was born on 30 May 1808 at Wootton, Northampton, the youngest of twelve children of William Jones, a farmer, and his fourth wife, Sarah. Educated at home, she was brought up as an Anglican in a family tradition of practical service to the poor and the community. On 27 December 1830 she married Captain ...

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Cooper, Christine Elisabeth [Tina] (1918–1986), paediatrician and expert on child abuse, was born on 21 July 1918 at Fontana, 45 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, the eldest daughter of William Francis Cooper (1878–1950), analytical chemist and physician, and his wife, Christine Maud, née Jones (1894–1919)...

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Dorkenoo [née Yorke], Stella Elliott [Efua] (1949–2014), health and women’s rights campaigner, was born on 6 September 1949 in Cape Coast, Ghana, one of eleven children of John Elliott Yorke, hospital administrator and later school nurse, and his wife, ...

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Lucy Faithfull, Baroness Faithfull (1910–1996) by Roger Scruton © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Faithfull, Lucy, Baroness Faithfull (1910–1996), social worker and children's campaigner, was born on 26 October 1910 in South Africa, the only daughter and elder child of Sydney Leigh Faithfull, a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, and his wife, Elizabeth Adie Algie, a nurse. After her father was killed in action in 1916, the family returned to ...

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Harrison (née Warren), (Valerie) Margaret (1938–2015), family welfare campaigner and charity founder, was born on 1 April 1938 in Stuttgart, Germany, the older of two daughters of (Clifford) Harley Ansell Warren (b. 1910), a civil servant, and his wife, ...

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Hilton [née Case], Marie (1821–1896), promoter of child welfare, was born on 11 July 1821 in London. Deprived of early parental care, she was brought up near Richmond, Surrey, by her grandmother, a rigid Anglican who forbade her to repeat a visit she had made to the village nonconformist chapel. She persisted, however, and when, after her grandmother's death, she moved to ...

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Kimmins [née Hannam], Dame Grace Thyrza (1870–1954), child welfare reformer, was born at Lewes, Sussex, on 6 May 1870, the eldest of the family of four of James Hannam, cloth merchant, and his wife, Thyrza Rogers. After leaving Wilton House School, Reading...

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Lamplugh [née Howell], Diana Elizabeth (1936–2011), fitness specialist, personal safety campaigner, and charity founder, was born on 30 July 1936 at the Royal Nursing Home in Parabola Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the eldest of four children of David Gwynydd Howell (1908–1971), solicitor and amateur actor, and his wife, ...

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Alicia Ellen Neve Little (1845–1926) by Tze-Yung-Ming & Co., 1894 [with her husband, Archibald John Little] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Little [née Bewicke], Alicia Ellen Neve [known as Mrs Archibald Little] (1845–1926), author and campaigner against foot-binding, was born in Madeira, the youngest of the three daughters and three sons of Calverley Bewicke (1816–1864), a landowner, of Hallaton Hall, Leicestershire, and his wife, ...

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Lovelock [née Northover Smith], Irene May (1896–1974), founder of the British Housewives' League, was born on 26 May 1896 at Wood Green, London, the elder daughter of William Northover Smith (1864–1953), ironmonger, and his wife, Florence Minnie Heath (1869–1943). She was educated at schools in ...

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Macpherson, Annie Parlane (1825–1904), promoter of child emigration, was born on 2 June 1825 in Campsie, by Milton, Stirlingshire, and baptized there on 26 June 1825, the eldest of the seven children of James Macpherson (d. 1851), a shoemaker, teacher, and member of the ...

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Martin, Dame Rosamund Mary Holland- [née Rosamund Mary Hornby], Lady Holland-Martin (1914–2001), voluntary worker, was born on 26 June 1914 at Shelley House, Chelsea Embankment, London, the younger daughter and youngest of five children of (Charles Harold) St John Hornby (1867–1946), a founding partner of ...

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Model [née Sichel], Alice Isabella (1856–1943), philanthropist and family welfare worker, was born on 13 November 1856 at 27 Priory Road, Kilburn, London, the daughter of Gustavus Sichel, an Australian merchant, and his wife, Henriette Goldschmidt. A middle-class family, they resided in ...