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Appleton [married name Lachlan], Elizabeth (c. 1790–1849), educationist and author, was the fourth, but third living, child of a large, impecunious family. Her mother, the eldest daughter of a respectable Warwick family, married her father in Worcester in 1785 or 1788 and lived in ...

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Backhouse, Margaret Ann (1887–1977), educationist and humanitarian activist, was born at The Grange, Hurworth, near Darlington, co. Durham, on 4 May 1887, the youngest but one of ten children of James Edward Backhouse (1845–1897) and his wife, Elizabeth Barclay Fowler (1849–1911). Her father was a partner in ...

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Batten, Edith Mary [Mollie] (1905–1985), welfare worker and educationist, was born in London on 8 February 1905, the third of the four children and elder daughter of Charles William Batten, general draper, of High Street, Wandsworth, London, and his wife, Edith Wallis, daughter of ...

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Ada Benson (1840–1882) by unknown artist from the archives of Bedford High School; reproduced with permission

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Benson [married name McDowall], Ada (1840–1882), headmistress and educationist, was born on 27 November 1840 at Winson Green, Birmingham, sixth of the eight children of Edward White Benson (1800–1843), chemical manufacturer, and his wife, Harriet (née Baker). Their mother's death in 1850 left the six surviving orphans unprovided for, and they were separated into the care of friends and relatives; ...

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Blyth, Phoebe (1816–1898), educationist and philanthropist, was born at Gray Street, Newington, in Edinburgh, on 5 April 1816, the daughter of Robert Brittain Blyth, a metal merchant, and his wife, Barbara Cooper. Phoebe had a brother, the Revd Robert Blyth, who was an ardent supporter of Scottish sabbath schools. The family were active members of the ...

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Bonwick, Theodora Ellen (1876–1928), educationist and women's rights activist, was born on 27 December 1876 at 60 Coningham Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, the daughter of William Priessnitz Bonwick, a schoolteacher, and his wife, Sarah, formerly Beddow, an executive member of the Women's Liberal Federation...

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Boole [née Everest], Mary (1832–1916), scholar and educationist, was born at Wickwar, Gloucestershire, the elder of the two children of the Revd Thomas Roupell Everest (d. 1855), rector of Wickwar, and his wife, Mary (d. 1895), daughter of Isaac Ryall...

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Brearley, Molly Root (1905–1994), educationist, was born on 28 March 1905 at Rosebank, 2 Priory Avenue, Hastings, Sussex, the daughter of Dr Hermon Brearley (1876–1940), professor of music and organist, and his wife, Mabel Daisy, née Root (1880–1962), pianist and piano teacher. She was the eldest of three children and attended a small private school in ...

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Brown, Dame Beryl Paston (1909–1997), educationist, was born at 78 Ribblesdale Road, Streatham, London, on 7 March 1909, the only daughter and elder child of Paston Charles Brown, bank clerk, and his wife, Florence May, née Henson. Her father claimed descent from the ...

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Brownlow [née Morgan], Jane Macnaughton Egerton (1854/5–1928), educationist and suffragist, was born in Paisley, the daughter of Captain George Bernard Morgan. Her father was town major at Gibraltar when she married Captain Edward Francis Brownlow (1839–1875), of the 71st highland light infantry...

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Bruce, Alice Moore (1867–1951), educationist, was born in London on 29 April 1867, the youngest of six daughters and two sons of Henry Austin Bruce, first Baron Aberdare (1815–1895), and his second wife, Nora Creina Blanche (d. 1897), daughter of General Sir William Napier...

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Burgwin [née Canham], Elizabeth Miriam (1850–1940), educationist, was born on 3 September 1850 at Occold, Suffolk, the second child of Samuel Canham, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Miriam. After moving to London she attended the Practising School attached to Whitelands Training College...

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Burrows, Christine Mary Elizabeth (1872–1959), educationist and college head, was born at New Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 4 January 1872. She was the only and posthumous child of Henry Parker Burrows (1833–1871), a partner in Langton Burrows Breweries, Maidenhead, and his wife, ...

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Christine Mary Elizabeth Burrows (1872–1959) by unknown photographer Principal and Fellows of St Hilda's College, Oxford

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Byers [née Morrow], Margaret (1832–1912), educationist and temperance activist, was born in April 1832 at Windsor Hill, Rathfriland, co. Down, the fourth child and only daughter of Andrew Morrow, a noted temperance activist, and his wife, Margaret Herron. The family engaged in farming and also operated a flax mill. On the death of her father in 1840 ...

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Carpenter, Mary (1807–1877), educationist and penal reformer, was born on 3 April 1807 at Exeter, the eldest of six children of the Unitarian minister Lant Carpenter (1780–1840) and his wife, Anna Penn (1782?–1856), a supervisor of schools for girls. The Carpenters belonged to the intellectual aristocracy of English puritanism, a world largely set apart from the wider society. Piety, an exacting sense of obligation, and reforming principles marked the household. Though vowed to tolerance, the ...

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Chamberlain, Beatrice Mary (1862–1918), educationist and political organizer, was born at 24 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, on the fringes of Birmingham, on 25 May 1862, the eldest daughter of the imperial statesman Joseph Chamberlain (1836–1914) and his first wife, Harriet, née Kenrick (1835–1863). Her mother died a year later giving birth to ...

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Cleghorn, Isabel (1852–1922), educationist, was born on 14 March 1852 at King Street, Rochester, Kent, the fifth child and second daughter of Alexander Cleghorn (d. 1893), custom house officer, and his second wife, Mary Ann Robinson (d. 1904). The family moved to ...