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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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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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Orme, Eliza (1848–1937), social activist and lawyer, was born on 25 December 1848 at 16 Regent Villas, Avenue Road, London, the seventh of eight children of Charles Orme (c.1807–1893), distiller, of Southwark, and his wife, Eliza (1816–1892), eldest daughter of the ...

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Spicer, Eulalie Evan (1906–1997), lawyer and legal aid administrator, was born on 20 April 1906 at 19 Elm Road, Beckenham, Kent, the daughter of Charles Evan Spicer, a wholesale stationer, and his wife, Elsie Mary, née Williams. Her family were well-to-do paper manufacturers. One of her uncles was dean of ...

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Wheldon, Dame Juliet Louise (1950–2013), lawyer and civil servant, was born on 26 March 1950 at 48 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, the younger child of John Wheldon (1911–1999), a manager and later director at Courtaulds, and his wife, Ursula Mabel, née Caillard (1908–2003)...