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Adams, Mary (supp. fl. 1652), self-proclaimed virgin mother, is a fiction whose existence rests in the creation of one pamphlet formed around her alleged misdeeds and blasphemies. This work is called The Ranters Monster and was printed in London for George Horton in March 1652. ...

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Barmby [née Watkins], Catherine Isabella [pseud. Kate] (1816/17–1853), utopian socialist and writer on women's emancipation, was the daughter of Bridstock Watkins, a government officer. Little is known of her early life, but like most women of lower-middle class backgrounds she seems to have had some education, certainly enough to assist her in becoming an effective writer and lecturer....

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Bathurst, Ann (b. c. 1638, d. in or before 1704), diarist and prophet, is of unknown parentage. What little is known of her origins is found in the eight-page autobiography that begins her two-volume diary, 'Rhapsodical Meditations and Visions', a manuscript that covers the period 17 March 1679 to 21 October 1696 (...

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Catherine Booth (1829–1890) by unknown photographer The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

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Catherine Bramwell- Booth (1883–1987) by Snowdon, 1979 Snowdon / Camera Press, London; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Booth, Catherine Bramwell- (1883–1987), Salvation Army officer, was born on 20 July 1883 at Hadley Wood, Middlesex, the eldest in the family of two sons and five daughters of (William) Bramwell Booth (1856–1929), Salvation Army general, and his wife, Florence Eleanor Booth, née...

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Booth [née Mumford], Catherine (1829–1890), evangelist and writer, was born on 17 January 1829 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, the fourth of five children. Only she and her younger brother, John, survived. Her father, John Mumford (1804–1879), was a coach builder and wheelwright, and for some years a Wesleyan Methodist lay preacher. Her mother, ...

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Evangeline Cory Booth (1865–1950) by unknown photographer, c.1900 © Everett Collection / Rex Features

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Booth, Evangeline Cory (1865–1950), world leader of the Salvation Army, was born at 1 Cambridge Lodge Villas, Hackney, London, on Christmas day (25 December) 1865, the seventh of eight children of William Booth (1829–1912) and his wife, Catherine Mumford (1829–1890) [see Booth, Catherine...

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Buchan [née Simpson], Elspeth (c. 1738–1791), founder of the Buchanites, was born in Banffshire, the daughter of John Simpson and Margaret Gordon (d. c.1741), who kept an inn at Fitmy-Can, halfway between Banff and Portsoy, Banffshire. Her mother died when she was three years old, after which her father remarried and sent her into service. She was later employed by a distant female relative who taught her to read and write, but they separated in ...

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Camm [née Newby; other married name Audland], Anne (1627–1705), Quaker preacher, was born in August 1627, the daughter of Richard Newby of Kendal; she was baptized there on 28 October 1627. Westmorland was to remain her home in later life: she lived at ...

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Carr, Ann (1783–1841), Female Revivalist Society preacher, was born into humble circumstances at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, on 4 March 1783, the youngest of the twelve children of Thomas and Rebecca Carr. Ann's mother died when she was five, and an aunt came to be housekeeper to the family. When ...

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Clibborn, Catherine Booth- [called La Maréchale] (1858–1955), evangelist, was born on 18 September 1858 at Gateshead, the third of eight children and the eldest daughter of the Revd William Booth (1829–1912), then a minister in the Methodist New Connexion, and his wife, ...

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Cooper, Joan Davies (1914–1999), social worker and civil servant, was born on 12 August 1914 at 38 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, the only daughter and elder child of Valentine Holland Cooper (1885–1942), area manager, and Louisa Wynnefred Gardner (1885–1977), teacher. Her brother was ...

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Cranston [married name Cochrane], Catherine [Kate] (1849–1934), tea-room proprietor, was born on 27 May 1849 at 39 George Square, Glasgow. Often known as Kate, she was the only daughter and youngest of the three children of George Cranston, hotel-keeper (1817–1899), and his wife, ...

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Doolittle [married name Aldington], Hilda [H. D.] (1886–1961), poet and novelist, was born on 10 September 1886 at 110 Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, the second of the four children of the astronomer Charles Leander Doolittle (1843–1918) and his second wife, Helen Wolle (1853–1927)...

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Foley, Alice (1891–1974), trade unionist and autobiographer, was born at 22 Back Shaw Street, Bolton, Lancashire, on 28 November 1891. She was the youngest of six children—two sisters and three brothers—of a 'big, intelligent but unruly' Irish Catholic father, Thomas Foley (...

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Girling [née Clouting], Mary Ann (1827–1886), founder of the Children of God, was born on 27 April 1827 at Little Glemham, Suffolk, the daughter of William Clouting or Clowting, a small farmer. The details of her formal education, if any, are not known. On 2 May 1863 she married ...

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