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Archdale [née Russel], Helen Alexander (1876–1949), feminist and journalist, was born at Nenthorn, Berwickshire, on 25 August 1876, the daughter of Alexander Russel (1814–1876) and Helen Evans, née Carter (1834–1903) [see under Edinburgh Seven]. Her father, who died a month before her birth, was editor of ...

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Ashby, Dame Margery Irene Corbett (1882–1981), feminist and internationalist, was born on 19 April 1882 in London, the eldest of three children (two girls and a boy) of Charles Henry Joseph Corbett, businessman and landowner of Woodgate, Danehill, Sussex, and his wife, Marie...

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Bodichon, Barbara Leigh Smith (1827–1891), artist and women's activist, was born on 8 April 1827 in Whatlington, near Robertsbridge, Sussex, the eldest of the five children of the radical MP Benjamin Smith (1783–1860) [see under Smith, William (1756-1835)] and Anne Longden (1801–1834)...

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Butler [née Grey], Josephine Elizabeth (1828–1906), social reformer and women's activist, born on 13 April 1828 at Milfield Hill, Glendale, Northumberland, was the fourth daughter and seventh child of John Grey (1785–1868) and Hannah Eliza, née Annett (d. 1860). She was unusual among nineteenth-century feminists in having family ties to the whig aristocracy: ...

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Despard [née French], Charlotte (1844–1939), feminist and socialist reformer, was born on the family estate at Ripple Vale in Kent on 15 June 1844, the third child and third daughter of the family of five daughters and one son of Captain John Tracey William French (...

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Faithfull, Emily (1835–1895), publisher and women's activist, was born on 27 May 1835 at Headley rectory, Surrey, the youngest of five daughters and the last of eight children of Ferdinand Faithfull, rector of Headley, and his wife, Elizabeth Mary Harrison, née Timberlake. Little is known of her early life, but she was educated at home and attended a school in ...

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Garvey, Amy Ashwood (1895/1897–1969), pan-African organizer and feminist, is variously recorded as having been born on 18 January 1895 and on 10 January 1897, in Port Antonio, Jamaica. She was the only daughter among three children of Michael Delbert Ashwood, businessman, and his wife, ...

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Holtby, Winifred (1898–1935), novelist and feminist reformer, was born at Rudston, Yorkshire, on 23 June 1898, the younger daughter of David Holtby (d. 1933), a prosperous farmer, and his wife, Alice Winn (1858–1939), who served as alderman in the East Riding. An independent and precocious child, ...

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Hubback [née Spielman], Eva Marian (1886–1949), social reformer and feminist, was born at 23 Oxford Square, London, on 13 April 1886, the second child and elder daughter in the family of two daughters and two sons of Sir Meyer Adam Spielman (1856–1936)...

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MacDonald, Margaret Ethel Gladstone (1870–1911), socialist and feminist, was born on 20 July 1870 at 17 Pembridge Square, London, the only daughter of John Hall Gladstone (1827–1902), professor of chemistry at the Royal Institution, and his second wife, Margaret Thompson King (d...

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Marson, Una Maud Victoria (1905–1965), writer and feminist, was born on 6 February 1905 at Sharon Mission House, Sharon village, near Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, Jamaica, the youngest of the six children of Solomon Isaac Marson (1858–1915), Baptist minister, and his wife, Ada Marson (...

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Montagu, Lilian Helen [Lily] (1873–1963), feminist and social worker, was born at 96 Lancaster Gate, London, on 22 December 1873, the sixth of the ten children of Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling (1832–1911), and his wife, Ellen Cohen (1848–1919). Her father, Liberal MP for ...

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Normanton, Helena Florence (1882–1957), barrister and feminist campaigner, was born on 14 December 1882 in London, the eldest of two daughters of William Alexander Normanton (1853–1886), pianoforte manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Amelia (1850–1900), daughter of Thomas Williams Marshall and his wife, Harriet...

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Procter, Adelaide Anne [pseud. Mary Berwick] (1825–1864), poet and women's activist, the eldest daughter and first child of the poet Bryan Waller Procter (1787–1874) and his wife, Ann, née Skepper (1799–1888), was born on 30 October 1825 at 25 Bedford Square, London...

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Robins, Elizabeth (1862–1952), actress, writer, and feminist, was born at East Walnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky, on 6 August 1862, the eldest daughter of Charles Ephraim Robins (1832–1893), insurance broker and banker, and his cousin and wife, Hannah Maria Crow (1836–1901). Childhood was punctuated by family deaths and dissension. Her half-brother died in adolescence, and one of four brothers died in infancy, as did a sister (the other died aged twenty). The birth of her youngest brother, ...

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Silcox, Lucy Mary (1862–1947), headmistress and feminist, was born on 11 July 1862 at Warminster, Wiltshire, the eldest of four daughters of the Revd John Wesley Silcox, Methodist minister, and his wife, Betsy, née Parkinson. She was educated at Chelsea High School for Girls...

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Stocks [née Brinton], Mary Danvers, Baroness Stocks (1891–1975), women's activist and college head, was born on 25 July 1891 at 8 Queen's Gate Terrace, Kensington, London, the eldest of the three children of Roland Danvers Brinton MD MRCP (1858–1946) and his wife, ...

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Strachey, Philippa [Pippa] (1872–1968), feminist activist and organizer, was born on 19 April 1872 at 8 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the fifth among the ten children (five daughters and five sons) of Sir Richard Strachey (1817–1908), lieutenant-general, a distinguished Indian administrator, and his wife, ...

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Strachey [née Costelloe], Rachel Pearsall Conn [Ray] (1887–1940), feminist activist and writer, was born on 4 June 1887 at 40 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, London, the elder daughter (there were no sons) of (Benjamin) Francis Conn Costelloe (1855–1899), solicitor, and his wife, Mary Pearsall Smith...

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Tate [née Hogg; other married name Gott], Mavis Constance (1893–1947), politician and feminist, was born Maybird Constance on 17 August 1893, the daughter (there was also a son) of Guy Weir Hogg (1861–1943), sheriff of St Helena and managing director of Solomon, Hogg & Co....