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Barker, Dame Lilian Charlotte (1874–1955), prison administrator, was born on 21 February 1874 in Islington, the fifth of seven children and youngest daughter of James Barker, tobacconist, and his wife, Caroline Williams. Educated at the local elementary school, she was trained at Whitelands College, Chelsea...

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Bruce, Victoria Alexandrina Katherine (1898–1951), prison governor, was born on 13 September 1898 at Kennet House, Clackmannan, the youngest by fifteen years in the family of two sons and three daughters of Alexander Hugh Bruce, sixth Lord Balfour of Burleigh (1849–1921), secretary for ...

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Curran [née Brennan], Agnes (1920–2005), prison governor, was born on 12 February 1920 at 25 Lyle Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, the eldest of nine children of Mark Brennan, shoemaker, and his wife, Agnes, née Hendry. Her first career was as a registered mental nurse and she rose to be deputy matron of ...

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Gordon, Mary Louisa (1861–1941), physician and prison inspector, was born on 15 August 1861 at Seaforth in Lancashire, the daughter of James Gordon (1809/10-1894), hide and tallow broker, and his wife, Mary Emily, néeCarter (1831/2-1915). The Gordons had lived for generations in the ...

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Kelley [née Beadon], Joanna Elizabeth (1910–2003), prison administrator, was born on 23 May 1910 in Murree, a hill station in India, the younger daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Beadon (1867–1916) of the 51st Sikhs and his wife, Joanna Elizabeth, née Ballard (1870–1958), a portrait painter, daughter of ...

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Martin, Sarah (1791–1843), prison visitor, was born in June 1791 at Caister on the Norfolk coast. She was an only child and her father, a local tradesman, and her mother both died in her infancy. She was brought up by her widowed grandmother, a glove maker, and attended ...

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Taylor [née Clifford], (May Doris) Charity, Lady Taylor (1914–1998), prison administrator, was born on 16 September 1914 at West Lea, York Road, Woking, Surrey, the third daughter and youngest of four children of (Wron) George Clifford, journalist, and his wife, Emma Ada, formerly Cundy...