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Brownell [married names Blair, Pitt-Rivers], Sonia Mary [known as Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980), literary editor, writer, and friend of artists and intellectuals, was born Sonia Mary Brownell on 25 August 1918 at Mesra Thaua, Ranchi, Bihar, India, the younger daughter of ...

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Sonia Mary Brownell [Sonia Orwell] (1918–1980) by unknown photographer, 1949 [left, at the offices of Horizon] UCL, MSSRB, Orwell Archive 3B18

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Clairmont, Clara Mary Jane [Claire] (1798–1879), a member of the Shelley–Byron circle, was born in Brislington, Somerset, on 27 April 1798, the second child of Mary Jane de Vial, calling herself Mrs Clairmont [see Godwin, Mary Jane (1768-1841)] and Sir John Lethbridge, ...

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Clement [Clements; née Giggs], Margaret (1508–1570), adopted daughter of Sir Thomas More, is of obscure parentage. She was described by the biographer of her daughter Margaret as having been 'a gentleman's daughter of Norfolk' (Durrant, 183); a family named Giggs...

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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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Forster [Foster], Agnes (d. 1484), wealthy widow and prison reformer, came from Kent and was married for about twenty years to the London shipowner, merchant, and MP Stephen Forster, who was mayor in 1454–5. He came from Somerset and maintained close links with the ...

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Holland [married name Beaufort], Margaret, duchess of Clarence (b. in or before 1388, d. 1439), wealthy widow and monastic patron, was born before 17 April 1388 (CIPM, 22), the daughter of Thomas Holland, fifth earl of Kent (1350–1397), and Alice Fitzalan (...

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Joyce [née Barnacle], Nora Joseph (1884–1951), wife and muse of James Joyce 1882–1941, was born on 21 or 22 March 1884 at the Galway union workhouse hospital, co. Galway, Ireland, the second of eight children born to Thomas Barnacle (1846–1921) and Honoraria (Annie) Healy (...

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Kydd, Frances Ruth Burke Shand [née Frances Ruth Roche; other married name Frances Ruth Spencer] (1936–2004), voluntary worker, was born on 20 January 1936 at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, the second of two daughters of (Edmund) Maurice Burke Roche, fourth Baron Fermoy...

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Leigh, (Elizabeth) Medora (1814–1849), alleged daughter of Lord Byron, was born on 15 April 1814 at Six Mile Bottom, near Cambridge, acknowledged as the fourth of the seven children of Colonel George Leigh (1770/71–1850) and his wife, the Hon. Augusta Mary, née Byron (1784–1851)...

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Montagu [née Fraunceys], Maud, countess of Salisbury (d. 1424), magnate and wealthy widow, was the daughter of Adam Fraunceys (c. 1310–1375), a wealthy mercer and mayor of London, and his wife, Agnes (d. after 1392). She first appears in the records named alongside her brother, ...

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Ogilvy, Marion (d. 1575), landowner and mistress of Cardinal David Beaton, was the youngest known daughter of James, first Lord Ogilvy of Airlie (d. 1504), and his fourth wife, Janet Lyle (d. in or before 1525). Her father had made only partial provision for her before his death, a marriage contract (1503) by which the heir of ...

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Stuart [née Gonne], Iseult Lucille Germaine (1894–1954), writer and friend of W. B. Yeats, was born in Paris on 6 August 1894, the daughter of (Edith) Maud Gonne (1866–1953), Irish nationalist, and her lover the Boulangist politician Lucien Millevoye (1850–1918). Iseult's conception had been planned to replace ...

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