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(Jessie) Chrystal Macmillan (1872–1937) by unknown photographer, c. 1912 Mary Evans / The Women's Library


Macmillan, (Jessie) Chrystal (1872–1937), barrister and political activist, was born on 13 June 1872 at 8 Duke Street, Edinburgh, the only daughter in the family of nine children of John Macmillan, a wealthy tea merchant and past master of the Edinburgh Merchant Company...


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, ...