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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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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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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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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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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...

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Paterson, Mary Muirhead (1864–1941), factory inspector and philanthropist, was born in Glasgow on 23 June 1864, the daughter of Gavin and Annie Paterson. Her father was an affluent businessman; her mother came from a well-known Glasgow family, the Muirheads. Mary Paterson was described as having a gracious personality and great charm. She received her early education at ...

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Lady Laura Elizabeth Ridding (1849–1939) by Schemboche, c. 1876 [The Riddings: and George Ridding (1828-1904)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ridding [née Palmer], Lady Laura Elizabeth (1849–1939), suffragist and philanthropist, was born on 26 March 1849 at Harley Street, London, the daughter of Roundell Palmer (1812–1895), later the first earl of Selborne, and his wife, Lady Laura Waldegrave (1821–1885), the second daughter of ...

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Senior [née Hughes], Jane Elizabeth (1828–1877), workhouse and school inspector and philanthropist, was born on 10 December 1828 at Uffington House, Uffington, Berkshire, the only daughter of eight children of John Hughes (1790–1857), author, and his second wife, Margaret Elizabeth (1797–1887), second daughter of ...

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Solomon [née Thomson], Georgiana Margaret (1844–1933), philanthropist in South Africa and suffragette, was born at Haymount, near Kelso, Roxburghshire, on 18 August 1844, the daughter of George Thomson, an unsuccessful gentleman farmer, and Margaret Stuart Scott, of Abbotsmeadow, Melrose. She was educated in ...

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Swaine, Ann Sykes (bap. 1821, d. 1883), suffragist and philanthropist, was baptized at Birstall, Yorkshire, on 15 September 1821, the eldest of the four daughters of Edward Swaine and his wife, Martha Sykes. She was a spinster, and lived in York for the last twenty-eight years of her life, nursing her ageing father until her own death at the age of sixty-one. A Unitarian, ...

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Villiers, Margaret Elizabeth Child- [née Margaret Elizabeth Leigh], countess of Jersey (1849–1945), political hostess and philanthropist, was born on 29 October 1849 at Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, the eldest daughter of William Henry Leigh, second Baron Leigh (1824–1905) and his wife, Lady Caroline Amelia Grosvenor (...