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Abbatt [née Cobb], (Nora) Marjorie (1899–1991), promoter of toy design and businesswoman, was born on 18 March 1899 at 12 Lovelace Gardens, Surbiton, Surrey, the elder daughter of Edward Rhodes Cobb (1872-1965), a well-to-do fur broker, and his wife Marion Murray ...

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Jennifer Mary Victoria D'Abo (1945–2003) by unknown photographer, 1990 UPPA/Photoshot

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D'Abo [née Maude], Jennifer Mary Victoria (1945–2003), businesswoman, was born on 14 August 1945 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, the elder of the two daughters of Michael William Vernon Maude, later Hammond-Maude (d. 1995), diplomat and land agent, of ...

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Baillie, Lady Grisell (1665–1746), heroine and business woman, was born on 25 December 1665 at Redbraes Castle, Berwickshire, the eldest survivor of the eighteen children of Sir Patrick Hume (or Home) of Polwarth, later first earl of Marchmont (1641–1724), and Grisell Kerr (...

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Boot [née Rowe], Florence Annie, Lady Trent (1863–1952), businesswoman and benefactor, was born at 5 Grove Place, St Helier, Jersey, on 29 July 1863, the second daughter of William Henry Rowe and his wife, Margaret Agnes, née Campbell, who conducted a flourishing business as booksellers and stationers in ...

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Carte, Helen [née Susan Helen Couper Black] (1852–1913), businesswoman and theatre manager, was born on 12 May 1852, at Wigtown, Scotland, the second daughter of George Couper (or Cowper) Black (1820–c.1874), procurator fiscal, and his wife, Ellen Barham (1823–1875?). Originally christened ...

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Jean Denton, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001) by Nick Sinclair, 1992 © Nick Sinclair; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Denton [née Moss], Jean, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001), rally driver, businesswoman, and politician, was born on 29 December 1935 at 103 Broadway, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the elder of two daughters of Charles Josiah Moss, stationery store keeper, later hospital supplies clerk, and his wife, ...

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Dillwyn, (Elizabeth) Amy (1845–1935), novelist and businesswoman, was born at Parc Wern, Sketty, Swansea, on 16 May 1845, the second daughter and third child in the family of three daughters and one son of Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn (1814–1892), an industrialist and Liberal MP for ...

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Florry, Sarah (1744–1832), businesswoman, was born in co. Meath, Ireland, the only surviving child of four children of John Florry (d. 1788), ironmaster, and his wife, Anne (d. 1799). She was taken to Birmingham as a child and lived in the town for the rest of her life. It is not known how or where she acquired training in running a business. Literate, articulate, and energetic, ...

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Gray, Sylvia Mary (1909–1991), businesswoman and women's institute leader, was born on 3 July 1909 at 44 Clifton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, the daughter of Henry Bunting Gray, a racquet maker, members of whose family had been rackets coaches at Rugby School since 1867, and his wife, ...

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Head, Alice Maud (1886–1981), journalist and businesswoman, was born on 3 May 1886 at 138 High Street, Notting Hill, London, the younger daughter of Frank Dearden Head, a builder, and his wife, Ada Cove, a schoolteacher. After attending school in Acton she was sent to the ...

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Hirst, Olive Mirzl (1912–1994), advertising agent, was born in Mortlake, Surrey, on 20 June 1912. Little is known of her early life. She was educated at the Abbey School, Mill Hill, north London, which she left in 1930 to work in the overseas department of ...

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Olive Mirzl Hirst (1912–1994) by Baron Studios, 1964 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Howard [née Bollin; other married names Alpenny, Blanchard], Caroline Cadette (1821–1907), businesswoman and promoter of emigration and employment for women, was born on 3 August 1821, in Richmond, Surrey, the daughter of Charles Bollin, a plumber, and his wife, Ann. Her father, declared bankrupt in 1833, had probably died by 1841, when her mother was recorded as running a lodging house in ...

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Macdonald, Eleanor Catherine (1910–2004), businesswoman and management consultant, was born on 1 September 1910 at 83 Gordon Road, Wanstead, Essex, the younger of the two children of Frederick William Macdonald (d. 1959), a foreman in a cigarette factory, and his wife, Frances Catherine, ...

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Matthews [née Marlar], Charlotte (bap. 1759, d. 1802), businesswoman, was baptized Charlotta Marlar on 23 March 1759 at the church of All Hallows-the-Great, London, the second of the six children of John Marlar (1712–1791), merchant and banker, and his wife, Ann (...