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Arnold, Ethel Margaret (1864/5–1930), journalist, author, and lecturer on female suffrage, was the daughter of Thomas Arnold (1823–1900), teacher and English scholar, and his wife, Julia Sorell (1826–1888). Her grandfather was Thomas Arnold (1795–1842), headmaster of Rugby School, her uncle Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)...

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Bateson, Mary (1865–1906), historian and suffragist, was born on 12 September 1865 at Ings House, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, the daughter of William Henry Bateson (1812–1881), master of St John's College, Cambridge, and his wife, Anna Aikin (1829–1918), a promoter of women's rights and liberal causes in ...

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Browne, Annie Leigh (1851–1936), educationist and suffragist, was born on 14 March 1851 at Fryern Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, the eldest daughter of Samuel Woolcott Browne (d. c.1870), merchant, and his wife, Thomazine Leigh Browne, formerly Carslake. Her parents were both from naval families and were of Unitarian and Liberal convictions. A second daughter, ...

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Brownlow [née Morgan], Jane Macnaughton Egerton (1854/5–1928), educationist and suffragist, was born in Paisley, the daughter of Captain George Bernard Morgan. Her father was town major at Gibraltar when she married Captain Edward Francis Brownlow (1839–1875), of the 71st highland light infantry...

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Sophie Bryant (1850–1922) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryant [née Willock], Sophie (1850–1922), educationist and suffragist, was born in Sandymount, near Dublin, on 15 February 1850, the third of the six children of the Revd William Alexander Willock, fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, mathematician, and his wife, daughter of J. P. Morris...

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Carrie, Isabella Scrimgeour (1878–1981), suffragette and schoolteacher, was born on 3 May 1878 at 26 Wardmill Road in the parish of St Vigeans, Arbroath, the daughter of Richard Carrie (c.1836–1912), bleachfield worker, and his wife, Ann Robertson Harris (c.1842–1903)...

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Craigen, Jessie Hannah (1834/5–1899), public speaker, was the daughter of a Scottish sea captain and an Italian actress, names unknown. Though she once remarked that her childhood was spent in London, she also variously claimed roots in Scotland and the north of England...

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(Sarah) Emily Davies (1830–1921) by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Davies, (Sarah) Emily (1830–1921), suffragist and promoter of higher education for women, was born on 22 April 1830 in Southampton, the fourth child and second daughter of John Davies DD (1795–1861) and his wife, Mary Hopkinson (d. 1886), the daughter of a businessman from ...

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Franklin [née Montagu], Henrietta [Netta] (1866–1964), educationist and suffragist, was born on 9 April 1866 in London, the first of the eleven surviving children of Samuel Montagu, later first Baron Swaythling (1832–1911), foreign-exchange banker and Jewish philanthropist, and his wife, Ellen Cohen (1848–1919)...

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Mary Hare (1865–1945), by unknown photographer

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Hare, Mary Adelaide (1865–1945), teacher of the deaf and campaigner for women's suffrage, was born at 29 Fortess Terrace, Kentish Town, London, on 3 November 1865, daughter of Thomas Matthews Hare (1825/6–1884), an engineering draughtsman, and his wife, Adelaide, ...

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Jack, Alexia Butter (1863–1948), schoolteacher and campaigner for women’s suffrage, was born at Church Street, Newtyle, Angus, Scotland, on 6 February 1863, the second of the six children of John Jack (1832–1907), a master joiner, and his wife, Jane (Jean), née...

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Dame Louisa Innes Lumsden (1840–1935) by Olive Edis, c. 1925 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lumsden, Dame Louisa Innes (1840–1935), promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist, was born on 31 December 1840 in Aberdeen. She was the seventh and youngest child of Clements Lumsden (d. 1853), advocate and writer to the signet, and his wife, Jane (...

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Maitland [née Rees], Emma Knox (1844–1923), suffragist and educationist, was born on 17 May 1844 at 7 Croft Terrace, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, the only child of John Rees JP, gentleman, and his wife, Emma Brown. Her father died when she was young; her mother was a strong Liberal and she shared her political convictions. Little else is known of her early life other than that she was educated by governesses until she was twelve and then went to a boarding-school. Aged eighteen, she married in ...

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Marsden, Dora (1882–1960), suffragette and philosopher, was born on 5 March 1882 at The Hey, Marsden, Yorkshire, the fourth of five children of Fred Marsden (1851–1913), woollen waste manufacturer, and his wife, Hannah (1852–1936), daughter of a millwright, William Henry Gartside, and his wife, ...

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Melville, Frances Helen (1873–1962), promoter of higher education for women in Scotland and suffragist, was born at 4 Abbotsford Park, Merchiston, Edinburgh, on 11 October 1873, elder daughter of Francis Suther Melville (1815–1895), depute clerk of the Court of Session, and his second wife, ...

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Mordan, Clara Evelyn (1844–1915), suffragist and benefactor, was born on 28 September 1844 at 2 Barkham Terrace, St George's Road, Southwark, London, the elder of the two daughters of Augustus Mordan (d. 1901), manufacturer of mechanical pencils, and his wife, Elizabeth Jane...