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Allen [née Gill], Marjory, Lady Allen of Hurtwood (1897–1976), landscape architect and promoter of child welfare, was born on 10 May 1897 at Hazelstubbs, Gravel Hill, Bexleyheath, the daughter of George Joseph Gill (c.1860–1947), a water-rate collector, and his wife, ...

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Arber [née Robertson], Agnes (1879–1960), botanist, was born at 26 Regent's Park Road, London, on 23 February 1879, the eldest child of Henry Robert Robertson (1839–1921), an artist, and Agnes Lucy Turner, a descendant of Robert Chamberlain (d. 1798), ceramicist, of ...

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Auld [née Jardine; other married name Marshall], Mary (1893–1984), local politician and women's organizer, was born on 8 July 1893 in Main Street, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, the fourth child of seven born to Francis Jardine, clog maker, and his wife, Agnes Wallace. She attended ...

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Ayrton [née Marks], (Phoebe) Sarah [Hertha] (1854–1923), electrical engineer and suffragist, was born Phoebe Sarah Marks on 28 April 1854 at 6 Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, third child of Alice Theresa (d. 1898), seamstress, daughter of Joseph Moss, glass merchant of ...

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Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell, Lady Bell (1851–1930) by unknown photographer courtesy of Middlesbrough Libraries & Information

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Bell [née Olliffe], Florence Eveleen Eleanore, Lady Bell (1851–1930), author, social investigator, and playwright, was born on 9 September 1851 at 2 rue St Florentin, Paris, the youngest of the four children of Sir Joseph Olliffe (1808–1869), physician to the British embassy in ...

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Bentley, Charlotte Eliza (1915–1996), nurse and nursing activist, was born on 15 December 1915 at 63 Portland Court, Great Portland Street, London, the daughter of John Richard Bentley, hosier, and Charlotte Emma Redard. After education at a Swiss convent school and secretarial training ...

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Bing, Gertrud (1892–1964), scholar, was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 7 June 1892, the third child of Moritz Bing, merchant, and his wife, Emma Jonas. She was educated in Hamburg, where she qualified as a schoolteacher and taught for eighteen months. In 1916 she entered the ...

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Lady Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple- Blackwood (1931–1996) by Lucian Freud, 1954 © Lucian Freud; Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blackwood, Lady Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple- [known as Caroline Blackwood] (1931–1996), novelist, was born on 16 July 1931, at 4 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London, the eldest of three children of Basil Sheridan Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, fourth marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1909–1945), and his wife, ...

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Browne, Felicia Mary (1904–1936), artist and political activist, was born at The Elms, Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey, on 18 February 1904, the third daughter and the fourth of five children of Harold Browne (1875–1924), company director, who worked in his family's advertising agency, and his wife, ...

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Bussy [née Strachey], Dorothea [Dorothy] [pseud. Olivia] (1865–1960), translator and author, was born on 24 July 1865 at Willenhall, near Barnet, London, the third of the ten children (three others died in infancy) of Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey (1817–1908), scientist and administrator in ...

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Charlot [née Huber], Monica (1933–2005), historian and political scientist, was born at 6 Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras, London, on 31 May 1933, the second of three children of Joseph Jacob (Jack) Huber, consular official, and his wife, Doris May, née Fickling...

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Chesterton [née Jones], Ada Elizabeth (1869–1962), journalist and philanthropist, was born at Oxford House, Thurlow Park Road, Dulwich, London, on 30 June 1869 (her name was registered as Ada Eliza), the daughter of Frederick John Jones, a manufacturer of braces, and his wife, ...

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Clapperton, Jane Hume (1832–1914), philosopher and social reformer, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert's in Edinburgh to Alexander Clapperton (d. 1849) and Anne Clapperton, née Hume (d. 1872), on 22 September 1832. She was the tenth of twelve children. Her father was a successful merchant, who owned businesses in ...

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Cockburn, Sarah Caudwell [pseud. Sarah Caudwell] (1939–2000), barrister and novelist, was born on 27 May 1939 at the Wandsworth maternity home, Weir Road, London, the daughter of (Francis) Claud Cockburn (1904–1981), journalist, and Jean Iris Ross (1911–1973), the daughter of Charles Ross...

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Cohen, Ruth Louisa (1906–1991), economist and college head, was born on 10 November 1906 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, the second child and elder daughter of the two daughters and three sons of Walter Samuel Cohen (1870–1960), barrister and financier, and his wife, Lucy Margaret, ...

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Joanna Constantinidis (1927–2000) by Tim Macpherson © Tim Macpherson / Ceramic Review; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Constantinidis [née Connell], Joanna (1927–2000), potter, was born on 12 December 1927 at Purey Court Nursing Home, York, the second daughter and second of the three children of James Connell (1897–1957), factory manager, and his wife, Clara Peterson (1886–1977).

Connell showed artistic flair at an early age. Though art was not taught at ...