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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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Pott, Gladys Sydney (1867–1961), anti-suffragist and civil servant, was the only daughter of the Venerable Alfred Pott (1822–1908), archdeacon of Berkshire, and his wife, Emily Harriet, née Gibbs (d. 1903). She had a private education and never married. One acquaintance, Helen Moyes...

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Watson [née Wall], Edith Mary (1888–1966), suffragist and police officer, was born on 6 November 1888, in the infirmary, Hackney union workhouse, the illegitimate daughter of Martha Wall, a domestic servant. With her mother and stepfamily, Edith lived in Marylebone, helping with her mother's sweated labour, sewing buttons on shirts. She was educated at ...