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Acland [née Cropper], Eleanor Mary, Lady Acland (1878–1933), politician and suffragist, was born at Tolson Hall, Strickland Kettle, Westmorland, on 27 February 1878, the eldest of the five children (four daughters and one son) of Charles James Cropper (1852–1924) and his wife, the Hon. ...

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Firth, Joseph Firth Bottomley [formerly Joseph Firth Bottomley] (1842–1889), politician and municipal reformer, was born Joseph Firth Bottomley at Dobroyd, Shepley, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on 21 February 1842, the eldest son of Joseph Bottomley, woollen manufacturer and merchant, and his wife, Ann, ...

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Barbara Bodichon Ayrton Gould (1886–1950) by unknown photographer, 1909 [left, as conductor on the suffragette bus] © Museum of London

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Gould, Barbara Bodichon Ayrton (1886–1950), suffragist and politician, was born on 3 April 1886 at 25 Hornton Street, Kensington, London, the only daughter of William Edward Ayrton (1847–1908), engineer and physicist, and his second wife, Phoebe Sarah (later Hertha) Ayrton née Marks (1854–1923)...

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Joseph Hume (1777–1855) by John Whitehead Walton, 1854 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hume, Joseph (1777–1855), radical and politician, was born at Montrose, Scotland, on 22 January 1777, the younger son of James Hume, a shipmaster of Forfarshire, and Mary Allan. His father died not long after Hume's birth, and his widowed mother supported her children by selling crockery....

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Layton [née Osmaston], Eleanor Dorothea [Dorothy], Lady Layton (1887–1959), suffragist and politician, was born on 4 October 1887 at 18 Church Row, Hampstead, London, the only daughter and eldest of the three children of Francis Plumptre Beresford Osmaston (b. 1857), a barrister, of ...

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Taylor, Peter Alfred [PAT] (1819–1891), politician and radical, was born in London on 30 July 1819, the eldest of the five children of Peter Alfred Taylor (1790–1850), silk merchant, and his wife and first cousin, Catherine (b. 1795, d. in or after 1875)...