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Heywood, James (1810–1897), politician, university reformer, and philanthropist, was born in Everton, Liverpool, on 28 May 1810, the fifth son of Nathaniel Heywood, a partner in the Manchester bank of Benjamin Heywood & Sons, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Percival, MD FRS...

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Penelope Lawrence (1856–1932) by Sir William Orpen, 1926 courtesy Roedean Portrait Collection

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Lawrence, Penelope (1856–1932), a founder of Roedean School, Brighton, with her half-sisters Dorothy Lawrence (1860–1933) and Millicent Lawrence (1863–1925), was the only child of Philip Henry Lawrence (1822–1895), a solicitor and descendant of the nonconformist minister Philip Henry, and his first wife, ...

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Elisabeth Jesser Reid (1789–1866) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London / Oxford University Press

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Reid [née Sturch], Elisabeth Jesser (1789–1866), slavery abolitionist and founder of Bedford College, London, was born on 25 December 1789 in London, the second of two daughters of William Sturch (1753–1838), a wealthy Unitarian ironmonger, and his wife, Elisabeth (1759/60–1841). In 1821 ...