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Thompson Cooper

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Beales, Edmond (1803–1881), radical, was born at Newnham, Cambridge, on 3 July 1803, the son of Samuel Pickering Beales, a merchant who acquired local celebrity as a political reformer, and his wife, Martha, daughter of John Curtis. He was educated at Bury St Edmunds grammar school...

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Bentham, Jeremy (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer, was born on 4 February 1748 in Church Lane, Houndsditch, London, the eldest of the seven children of Jeremiah Bentham (1712–1792), attorney, and Alicia Woodward Whitehorne (d. 1759), the eldest daughter of Thomas Grove, a mercer of ...

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Bonney, John Augustus (1763–1813), lawyer and political reformer, was born in London on 16 June 1763, and baptized on 20 June at St James's, Piccadilly, London. He was the youngest of the nine children of Thomas Bonney (1710–1764), rector of St Mary Axe, London...

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Cartwright, John (1740–1824), political reformer, was born on 17 September 1740 at Marnham, Nottinghamshire, the third son of William Cartwright (d. 1781) of Marnham, and Anne (d. 1787), daughter of George Cartwright of Ossington, also in Nottinghamshire. The family had risen to prominence in the sixteenth century owing to the fortuitous marriage of ...

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Courtney, Dame Kathleen D'Olier (1878–1974), suffragist and peace campaigner, was born on 11 March 1878 at 1 York Terrace, Gillingham, Kent, the youngest of five daughters and fifth of seven children of Lieutenant (later Major) David Charles Courtney (1845–1909) of the Royal Engineers...

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Davies, (Sarah) Emily (1830–1921), suffragist and promoter of higher education for women, was born on 22 April 1830 in Southampton, the fourth child and second daughter of John Davies DD (1795–1861) and his wife, Mary Hopkinson (d. 1886), the daughter of a businessman from ...

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Eaton, Daniel Isaac (bap. 1753, d. 1814), radical writer and publisher, was baptized in the parish of St Katharine Coleman, London, on 7 January 1753, the eldest of three children and only son of Daniel Eaton (c.1728–c.1805), a prosperous stationer, and his wife, ...

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Fawcett, Dame Millicent Garrett [née Millicent Garrett] (1847–1929), leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author, was born on 11 June 1847 at The Uplands, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the eighth in a family of six daughters and five sons (four of whom survived infancy) of ...

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Fitzgerald, William Robert, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804), landowner and political reformer, was born on 12 March 1749 at Arlington Place, Piccadilly, London, the second of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), politician, and his wife, Lady Emily Mary Lennox (1731–1814)...

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Gawthorpe, Mary Eleanor (1881–1973), suffragist and socialist, was born at 5 Melville Street, Leeds, on 12 January 1881, the third of the five children of John Gawthorpe, leather worker and sometime political agent, and Anne Mountain, needlewoman. Mary Gawthorpe attended St Michael's national school, Buslingthorpe...

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Hare, Mary Adelaide (1865–1945), teacher of the deaf and campaigner for women's suffrage, was born at 29 Fortess Terrace, Kentish Town, London, on 3 November 1865, daughter of Thomas Matthews Hare (1825/6–1884), an engineering draughtsman, and his wife, Adelaide, ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Hare, Thomas (1806–1891), political reformer, born on 28 March 1806, was the illegitimate son of Anne Hare (d. 1853) of Leigh, Dorset; Hare later recorded his father as being Thomas King, a farmer (m. cert.). On 14 November 1828 he was admitted as a student of the ...

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Howard [née Stanley], Rosalind Frances, countess of Carlisle (1845–1921), promoter of women's political rights and of temperance reform, was born on 20 February 1845, probably at Alderley, Cheshire. She was the youngest daughter of Edward John Stanley, second Baron Stanley of Alderley...

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Jebb, John (1736–1786), religious and political reformer, was born on 16 February 1736 at Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London, the eldest son of Dr John Jebb (d. 1787), dean of Cashell, Ireland, and Ann, daughter of Daniel Gansel of Donyland Hall, near ...

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Kenney, Annie (1879–1953), suffragette, was born prematurely on 13 September 1879 in Springhead, Lancashire, the daughter and fifth in a family of eight girls and four boys of Horatio Nelson Kenney and his wife, Ann Wood (d. 1905). Horatio Kenney, a cotton minder at ...

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Lofft, Capel (1751–1824), radical editor and writer, was born on 14 November 1751 in London, the only son of Christopher Lofft, a former private secretary to Sarah, duchess of Marlborough, and his wife, Anne Capell, who was the sister of the Shakespearian scholar ...

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Lumsden, Dame Louisa Innes (1840–1935), promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist, was born on 31 December 1840 in Aberdeen. She was the seventh and youngest child of Clements Lumsden (d. 1853), advocate and writer to the signet, and his wife, Jane (...

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Lytton, Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer- (1869–1923), suffragette, was born on 12 February 1869 in Vienna, the second daughter and third child in the family of four sons and three daughters of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, first earl of Lytton (1831–1891), diplomat and poet, and his wife, ...

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Neligan, Dorinda (1833–1914), headmistress and suffragette, was born on 9 June 1833 in Cork, the fifth daughter of Thomas Neligan, a lieutenant in the army. She was educated at home by her mother, a woman of great culture, and later in Germany and ...

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O'Connor, Feargus Edward (1796?–1855), Chartist leader, son of Roger O'Connor (1762–1834) and his second wife, Wilhelmina Bowen, of Connorville in the parish of Kinneigh, co. Cork, was born at Connorville, probably on 18 July 1796. Arthur O'Connor was his uncle.