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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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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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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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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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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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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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Palmer, (Beatrix) Maud [née Lady (Beatrix) Maud Gascoyne-Cecil], countess of Selborne (1858–1950), suffragist and political wife, was born on 11 April 1858 at 9 Park Crescent, Marylebone, London, the eldest of the five sons and three daughters of Lord Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, later ...

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Ridding [née Palmer], Lady Laura Elizabeth (1849–1939), suffragist and philanthropist, was born on 26 March 1849 at Harley Street, London, the daughter of Roundell Palmer (1812–1895), later the first earl of Selborne, and his wife, Lady Laura Waldegrave (1821–1885), the second daughter of ...

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Royden, (Agnes) Maude (1876–1956), suffragist and preacher, was born on 23 November 1876 at Mossley Hill, near Liverpool, youngest of the eight children of Sir Thomas Bland Royden, first baronet (1831–1917), shipowner and MP, and his wife, Alice Elizabeth (1844–1932), daughter of Thomas Dowdall...

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Russell [née Stanley], Katharine Louisa [Kate], Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874), radical and suffragist, was born on 3 March 1842 at Alderley Park, Cheshire, into the strong-minded and eccentric family of the Stanleys of Alderley. She was the fifth daughter and eighth child in the family of seven girls and three boys of ...

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Sanderson, (Julia Sarah) Anne Cobden- (1853–1926), socialist and suffragette, was born on 26 March 1853 at Westbourne Terrace, London, the fifth of the six children of Richard Cobden (1804–1865), radical politician and statesman, and his wife, Catherine Anne (1815–1877), daughter of Hugh Williams...

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Sennett, (Alice) Maud Mary Arncliffe [née (Alice) Maud Mary Sparagnapane] (1862–1936), women's suffrage activist, was born on 4 February 1862 at 142 Bishopsgate Street Without, London, the elder daughter of Gaudente Sparagnapane (c.1816–1877), an Italian immigrant wholesale confectioner, and his wife, ...

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Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary (1858–1944), composer, writer, and suffragist, was born on 22 April 1858 at 5 Lower Seymour Street, London, the fourth of the eight children of Major-General John Hall Smyth (1815–1894) and his wife, Emma, also known as Nina (1824?–1891), the daughter of ...

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Zimmern, Alice Louisa Theodora (1855–1939), educationist and suffragist, was born on 22 September 1855 at Postern Street, Nottingham, the youngest of three daughters of Hermann Theodor Zimmern, a German Jewish immigrant with scholarly interests who was in business as a lace merchant, and his wife, ...