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Baron, Dame Florence Jacqueline (1952–2013), barrister and judge, was born on 7 October 1952 in the Kingsbury Maternity Hospital, Honeypot Lane, Kingsbury, London, the daughter of Owsiej (Jose) Baron, electrical engineer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth Jane, née McLennan. At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Bracewell, Dame Joyanne Winifred (1934–2007), judge, was born on 5 July 1934 at 5 Orville Drive, Burnage, Manchester, daughter of John William Bracewell, cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Lilian, née Gibson. By the time of her birth the family was comfortably off, her father having worked his way up from humble origins to become director of a cotton manufacturing company. She was educated privately and became a talented child actor, appearing in a number of ...

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Sybil Campbell (1889–1977) by unknown photographer, c. 1940 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Campbell, Sybil (1889–1977), barrister and first woman stipendiary magistrate, was born on 9 October 1889 in Ceylon, the eldest of the three daughters and a son of Neill Graeme Campbell (1859–1940) of Auchendarroch, tea company agent, and his wife, Maude Georgiana (d...

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Curnow, (Elizabeth) Ann Marguerite (1935–2011), barrister and judge, was born on 5 June 1935 in Sapcote Road, Burbage, Hinckley, Leicestershire, the only child of Cecil Curnow (1907–1944), aircraftman, and his wife, Doris Babette, née Behr (1905–1964). Her father was shot down over Java...

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Frankenburg [née Barnett], Charis Ursula (1892–1985), birth control campaigner and justice of the peace, was born on 9 February 1892 at Borough Road Training College, Isleworth, where her father, Percy Arthur Barnett (1858–1941) was the college principal. Her father, who later became a schools inspector, was of Jewish ancestry but had converted to Christianity, while her mother, ...

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Goddard, Ann Felicity (1936–2011), barrister and judge, was born at the lying-in hospital in York Road, Lambeth, London, on 22 January 1936, the only child of Graham Elliott Goddard (1908–1973), police officer, and his wife, Margaret Louise Hambrook, née Clark (1907–1995). At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...

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Hartland, Ethel Mary (1875–1964), suffragist and magistrate, was born at Church Street, Morriston, Swansea, on 1 September 1875, the second child and eldest daughter of Edwin Sidney Hartland (1848–1927), and his Welsh-born wife, Mary Elizabeth, née Morgan (1851–1945). Her father was a solicitor in practice in ...

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Dame Rose Heilbron (1914–2005) by Elliott & Fry, 1949 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Heilbron, Dame Rose (1914–2005), barrister and judge, was born on 19 August 1914 at 27 St James Road, Abercromby, Liverpool, the younger daughter of Max Heilbron and his wife, Nellie, née Summers. She was originally named Rosie, but this was later changed to ...

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Lane [née Coulborn], Dame Elizabeth Kathleen (1905–1988), judge, was born on 9 August 1905 in Bowdon, Cheshire, the second of three children and only daughter of Edward Alexander Coulborn, mill owner at Bury in Lancashire, and his wife, Kate May Wilkinson. Her early years were spent in ...

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Anna Gillies Macdonald Munro (1881–1962) by unknown photographer © Glasgow Museums

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Munro [married name Munro-Ashman], Anna Gillies Macdonald (1881–1962), campaigner for women's suffrage and magistrate, was born at 32 Gladstone Street, Glasgow, on 4 October 1881, the elder daughter of Evan Macdonald Munro (c.1854–1913), schoolmaster of Edinburgh, and his wife, Margaret Ann MacVean (1858–1892)...

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See Rothschild, (Nathaniel Mayer) Victor, third Baron Rothschild

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Spurgin (née Skurray), (Frances) Clare (1897–1986), justice of the peace and international youth justice expert, was born at 15 Ock Street, Abingdon, Berkshire, on 2 September 1897, the eldest of three children of Thomas Skurray (1868–1938), manager of ...