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Gough, Mary Fisher (1832–1896), women's activist, was born on 9 May 1832, probably in Dublin; she was one of the five children of Josiah Richard Gough and Deborah Fisher. An Irish Quaker, she lived and died, unmarried, in Dublin. Gough was a signatory to the 1866 petition for women's suffrage (as, it would appear, were her mother, ...

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Jewson, Dorothea [Dorothy] (1884–1964), feminist and politician, was born on 17 August 1884 at Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, one of two children of Alderman George Jewson JP, a coal and timber merchant, and his wife, Mary Jane Jarrold. The family firm Jewson & Son...

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Sturge, Eliza Mary (1842–1905), women's activist, was born on 14 November 1842 in Frederick Street, Edgbaston, the daughter of Charles Sturge (1800–1888), corn factor and sometime mayor of Birmingham, and his wife, Mary Darby, née Dickinson. As such, she was a member of the dynasty of midlands Quaker philanthropists: ...

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Wigham, Eliza (1820–1899), philanthropist and women's activist, was born at 5 South Gray Street, Newington, Edinburgh, on 23 February 1820, the third of the six surviving children of John Wigham (c.1784–1864), a shawl manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Richardson (d...