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Buxton [née Jebb], Dorothy Frances (1881–1963), humanitarian and social activist, was born on 3 March 1881 at The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire, the youngest daughter of Arthur Trevor Jebb (1839–1894), barrister and philanthropic squire, and his wife, Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845–1925), community worker and poet, the sister of ...

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Cooke, Mary Lamley (1841–1916), peace campaigner, was born on 3 August 1841 at Gastard in Wiltshire, eldest of the three children of James Cooke (1809–1888), schoolmaster and private tutor, and his wife, Phoebe (1811–1890). By the age of twenty-one James Cooke was headmaster of the Friends' school at ...

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Catherine Courtney, Lady Courtney of Penwith (1847–1929) by George James Coates © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Courtney [née Potter], Catherine [Kate], Lady Courtney of Penwith (1847–1929), social worker and internationalist, was born on 4 April 1847 at Gayton Hall, Herefordshire, the second of nine daughters of Richard Potter (1817–1892), railway entrepreneur and speculator, and his wife, Lawrencina, née...

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Ellis, Marian Emily [married name Marian Emily Cripps, Lady Parmoor] (1878–1952), philanthropist and political activist, was born at The Park, Standard Hill, Nottingham, on 6 January 1878, one of the twin daughters of the colliery owner and Liberal MP John Edward Ellis (1841–1910)...

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Freame, John (1665–1745), banker and lobbyist, was probably the second son in the family of at least three children of Robert Freame, a Gloucestershire clothier. In 1681 his father was one of the 'first purchasers' of Pennsylvania and some members of the Quaker ...

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Fry [née Pease], Sophia, Lady Fry (1837–1897), philanthropist and political activist, was born on 11 June 1837 at East Mount, Darlington, co. Durham, the first of the two daughters of John Pease (1797–1868), woollen manufacturer and director of the Stockton and Darlington Railway...

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Hobson, Samuel George (1870–1940), political activist and journalist, was born on 4 February 1870 in Bessbrook, near Newry, Northern Ireland, one of nine children of William Hobson, a Quaker minister, and his wife, Elizabeth, a teacher. Hobson's parents were both strict observers of their religion and they moved to ...

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Impey, Catherine (1847–1923), political activist and temperance reformer, was born at Street in Somerset on 13 August 1847. Her parents were Robert Impey (1820–1886), originally a tanner, who grew seeds, became an innovative farmer, and sold agricultural equipment, and his wife, Mary Hannah Clothier (1823–1895)...

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McLaren [née Müller], Eva Maria (1852/3–1921), social reformer and political activist, was the younger daughter of William Müller, a wealthy German businessman, and an English mother, Maria Henrietta. She spent her early life in Valparaíso, Chile, and was educated by a governess and at school in ...

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Peckover, Priscilla Hannah (1833–1931), peace campaigner, was born on 27 October 1833 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, third of the eight children of Algernon Peckover (1803–1893) and his wife, Priscilla (1803–1883). The Peckovers were a wealthy banking family, well established in the region; Priscilla's brother ...

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Pim, Herbert Moore (1883–1950), author and political activist, was born on 6 June 1883 at 4 Granville Villas, Belfast, the son of Robert Barclay Pim, secretary of the Friends Provident Insurance Company, and his wife, Caroline Moore. The Pims were one of Ireland's...

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Richardson [née Atkins], Anna (1806–1892), slavery abolitionist and peace campaigner, was born in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 5 January 1806, the fourth of the eight children of Samuel Atkins (1772?–1821), mealman, of Chipping Norton and his wife, Esther (1776–1833), daughter of John Millard...

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Robinson, Ellen (1840–1912), peace campaigner, was born on 14 March 1840 at Gloucester Place, West Derby, Liverpool, the seventh child in the Quaker family of William Strangman Robinson (1797–1864) and Maria Robinson, née Cherry (1808–1878); her father had come to Liverpool about 1830 from ...

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Sturge, Sophia (1849–1936), peace campaigner, was born in Birmingham, on 5 January 1849, the second of the five children of Joseph Sturge (1793–1859), corn merchant, and his second wife, Hannah Sturge (1816–1896), daughter of Barnard Dickinson, ironmaster of Coalbrookdale, and his wife, Ann...