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Belasyse [née Cromwell], Mary, Countess Fauconberg (bap. 1637, d. 1713), daughter of Oliver Cromwell, was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and baptized at St John's Church, Huntingdon, on 9 February 1637, the eighth of nine children and the third of four daughters of ...

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Blake [née Boucher], Catherine Sophia (1762–1831), wife and assistant to William Blake, was born in Battersea, Surrey, on 25 April 1762, and baptized there at St Mary's Church on 16 May 1762, the thirteenth child of William Boucher (1714–1794), a market gardener, and his wife, ...

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Bridgeman [née Weld-Forester], Selina Louisa, countess of Bradford (1819–1894), correspondent of Benjamin Disraeli, was born in London on 17 February 1819, the seventh and youngest child of Cecil, first Baron Forester (1767–1828), MP and landowner, and his wife, née Lady Katherine Manners (1779–1829)...

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Selina Louisa Bridgeman, countess of Bradford (1819–1894) by Edward Clifford, 1876 Copyright of the Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation

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Clementine Ogilvy Spencer- Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill (1885–1977) by Dorothy Wilding, 1943 William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer- [née Clementine Ogilvy Hozier], Baroness Spencer-Churchill (1885–1977), political wife, was born at 75 Grosvenor Street, London, on 1 April 1885, and was assumed to be the second among the four children (three daughters, one son) of Colonel Henry Montague Hozier (1838–1907)...

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Collier, Margaret (1719–1794?), correspondent of Samuel Richardson, was born in Salisbury, the youngest of four children of Margaret Johnson (d. 1749) and Arthur Collier (1680–1732), the metaphysician. Her sister, Jane Collier (bap. 1715, d. 1755), collaborated with Sarah Fielding on The Cry...

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Cranmer, Margaret (d. c. 1575), wife of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer 1489–1556, was German by origin, the niece of Katharina Preu, wife of Andreas Osiander, Nuremberg's leading Lutheran preacher and reformer. Thomas Cranmer visited Nuremberg intermittently from March to August 1532 on his mission to win the support of ...

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Crawford [née Smith], Virginia Mary (1862–1948), party in the Dilke divorce case and social worker, was born on 20 November 1862 at Gosforth House, Northumberland, the sixth of the ten children of Thomas Eustace Smith (1831–1903), Newcastle shipping magnate and Liberal MP for ...

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Annie Darwin (1841–1851), by unknown photographer, 1849

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Darwin, Anne Elizabeth [Annie] (1841–1851), daughter of Charles Darwin and subject of a memorial essay, was born on 2 March 1841 at 12 Upper Gower Street, London, the first daughter and second of the ten children of Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882), naturalist, geologist, and originator of the theory of natural selection, and ...

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Disraeli [née Evans; other married name Lewis], Mary Anne, Viscountess Beaconsfield (1792–1872), political wife, was born in Exeter on 11 November 1792, the second surviving child and only daughter of John Evans (1760–1794), naval lieutenant, and his wife, Eleanor Viney (d...

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Mary Drew (1847–1927) by Hayman Selig Mendelssohn, c. 1880 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drew [née Gladstone], Mary (1847–1927), private secretary and author, was born at 13 Carlton House Terrace, London, on 23 November 1847, the third of the four daughters and fifth in the family of eight children of William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), prime minister, and his wife, ...

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Elphinstone [née Thrale], Hester Maria, Viscountess Keith (1764–1857), protégée of Samuel Johnson, the eldest daughter of Henry Thrale (1728–1781), brewer, and his wife, Hester, afterwards Mrs Piozzi (1741–1821), was born on 17 September 1764 at Southwark, London. Dr Johnson, a friend of the family from 1765, called her ...

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Fitzpatrick [née Liddell], Anne, countess of Upper Ossory [other married name Anne FitzRoy, duchess of Grafton] (1737/8–1804), correspondent of Horace Walpole, was the only child of Sir Henry Liddell, fourth baronet, later Baron Ravensworth (bap. 1708, d. 1784), and his wife, ...

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Fleetwood [née Cromwell; other married name Ireton], Bridget, Lady Fleetwood under the protectorate (bap. 1624, d. 1662), daughter of Oliver Cromwell, was born in Huntingdon and baptized there on 5 August 1624 at St John's Church, the third of nine children and the eldest of four daughters of ...

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Gregory [married name Alison], Dorothea (bap. 1754, d. 1830), companion of Elizabeth Montagu, was baptized on 4 June 1754 at St Nicholas's Church, Aberdeen, the elder of the two daughters of John Gregory (1724–1773), professor of medicine at Edinburgh University, and his wife, ...

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Hesketh [née Cowper], Harriet, Lady Hesketh (bap. 1733, d. 1807), cousin and intimate friend of the poet William Cowper, was baptized in St Mary's, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire, on 12 July 1733, the eldest of three daughters of Ashley Cowper (1701–1788), clerk of the ...