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Codd, Clara Margaret (1876–1971), suffragette and theosophist, was born on 10 October 1876 at Pill House, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, north Devon, the eldest of ten children of Henry Frederick Codd (d. 1899) and his wife, Clara Virginia, née Botto (1853–1927). She was educated at home by governesses, and at fifteen rejected Christianity and declared herself an atheist. When she was twenty-three her father, a school inspector, died and the family moved to ...

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Teresa Mary Billington- Greig (1876–1964) by unknown photographer The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University

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Greig, Teresa Mary Billington- (1876–1964), suffragette and political theorist, was born at 197 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire, on 15 October 1876, the second daughter of William Billington, variously described as an engineer, shopkeeper, and shipping clerk, and his wife, Helen (or Ellen) Wilson. She was educated until the age of thirteen at the ...

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Ker, Alice Jane Shannan Stewart (1853–1943), doctor and suffragette, was born on 2 December 1853 at Deskford, Cullen, Banffshire, the eldest child of the Revd William Turnbull Ker (1824–1885), minister of the Free Church of Scotland, and his wife, Margaret Millar, née Stevenson (1826–1900)...

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Rigby [née Rayner], Edith (1872–1950), suffragette, was born on 18 October 1872 at 1 Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire, the second of seven children of Alexander Clement Rayner (1841/2–1916), surgeon, and his wife, Mary, née Pilkington Sharples (known as Polly). She was educated at ...

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(Julia Sarah) Anne Cobden- Sanderson (1853–1926) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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...