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Cholmondeley [née Holford], Mary, Lady Cholmondeley (bap. 1563, d. 1625), litigant, was baptized on 20 January 1563 at Nether Peover, Cheshire, the daughter of Christopher Holford (d. 1581) of Holford, Cheshire, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Randle Manwaring...

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Fenwick [née Benison], Ann (1724–1777), Roman Catholic litigant and heir, was the only child of Thomas Benison (1696–1735), a Lancaster attorney, and his wife, Ann Dowbiggin (1694–1762), widow of a Mr Winder. The Benisons had been landowners in Hornby and Roeburndale, a few miles west of ...

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Jackson [née Hall], Emily Emma Maude (1845–1898), litigant for the rights of married women, was born on 10 February 1845 in Clitheroe, Lancashire, the daughter of Henry Hall, a solicitor. She was the youngest of a family of three sisters. Emily Hall...

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Squires, Edna May [Dorothy] (1915–1998), popular singer and litigant, was born on 25 March 1915 in a travelling van at Bridge Shop field, Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, to Archibald James Squires, a steelworker, and his wife, Emily, née Rickards. She grew up in Dafan and made her first public appearance as the singer at the ...

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Weldon [née Thomas], Georgina (1837–1914), campaigner against the lunacy laws and celebrated litigant, was born at Tooting Lodge, Clapham Common, on 24 May 1837, the eldest of three daughters and two sons of Morgan Thomas (1803–1867), a member of the Welsh landed gentry, and his wife, ...

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Wiseman [née North], Elizabeth, Lady Wiseman [other married name Elizabeth Paston, countess of Yarmouth] (1647–1730), litigant, the fifth daughter (the third surviving to adulthood) of Dudley North, fourth Baron North (1602–1677), and Anne, née Montagu (c.1613–1681), was born in ...