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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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Bebb [married name Thomson], Gwyneth Marjory (1889–1921), campaigner for women's admission to the legal profession, was born at Brasenose House, High Street, Oxford, on 27 October 1889, the second daughter and third of the seven children of Llewellyn John Montfort Bebb DD (1862–1915)...

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Gwyneth Marjory Bebb (1889–1921) by unknown photographer, 1920 by kind permission of Anne Tickell and Martin Tomlins

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Bowerman, Elsie Edith (1889–1973), suffragette and lawyer, was born on 18 December 1889 at Barnsbury Lodge, Garden Road, Tunbridge Wells, the only child of William Bowerman (c.1825–1895) and his wife, Edith Martha Barber (1864–1953). She was educated at Wycombe Abbey School...

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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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Carnegy, Elizabeth Patricia, Baroness Carnegy of Lour (1925–2010), Girl Guides official and educationist, was born at 71 Pont Street, Chelsea, London, on 28 April 1925, the eldest of three daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel (Ughtred) Elliott Carnegy Carnegy of Lour (1886–1973), a decorated soldier, and his wife, ...

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Cockburn, Sarah Caudwell [pseud. Sarah Caudwell] (1939–2000), barrister and novelist, was born on 27 May 1939 at the Wandsworth maternity home, Weir Road, London, the daughter of (Francis) Claud Cockburn (1904–1981), journalist, and Jean Iris Ross (1911–1973), the daughter of Charles Ross...

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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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Eadie [née Hearn], Ellice Aylmer (1912–2001), barrister and civil servant, was born on 30 June 1912 at Edmonton, St Patrick's Hill, Cork, the daughter of Robert Thomas Hearn (d. 1952), Church of Ireland clergyman, later bishop of Cork, and his wife, ...

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Elles [née Newcombe], Diana Louie Maud, Baroness Elles (1921–2009), barrister, voluntary worker, and politician, was born on 19 July 1921 at 34 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart Francis Newcombe (1878–1956) and his wife, Elsie (Elisabeth), née Chaki (1897–1973). Her father was an army officer and surveyor who became a close associate of ...

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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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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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See Bebb [married name Thomson], Gwyneth Marjory

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See Johnston, Sir Alexander

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Dame Margaret Henderson Kidd (1900–1989) by unknown photographer Scottish National Portrait Gallery / unknown private collection

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Kidd [married name MacDonald], Dame Margaret Henderson (1900–1989), lawyer, was born on 14 March 1900 at Grange Park, Carriden, Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, the elder daughter of James Kidd (1872–1928) and his wife, Janet Gardner Turnbull (1872–1930), a teacher. Her parents were both Scottish. Her father was a much respected solicitor and (Unionist) MP for the local seat of ...

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Hettie Mackenzie (1863–1942), by unknown photographer

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