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Elizabeth Fry (1780–1845) by George Richmond, 1844 Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery / private collection

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Fry [née Gurney], Elizabeth (1780–1845), penal reformer and philanthropist, was born on 21 May 1780 at Magdalen Street, Norwich, the fourth of twelve children, seven daughters and five sons, of John Gurney (1749–1809), a merchant and banker, and Catherine Bell (1754–1792). Her parents were both descendants of old Quaker families, ...

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Tree [née Cavendish], Lady Anne Evelyn Beatrice (1927–2010), philanthropist and prison visitor, was born on 6 November 1927 at 2 Upper Belgrave Street, London, the third daughter of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, marquess of Hartington and later tenth duke of Devonshire (1895–1950)...