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Balgarnie, Florence (1856–1928), feminist and temperance campaigner, was born at 2 Belle Vue Terrace, Scarborough, Yorkshire, on 19 August 1856, the eldest of three daughters of the Revd Robert Balgarnie (1826–1899) and his wife, Martha Rooke. Her father, minister of the South Cliff Congregational Church...

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Cooke [Cook], Robert [called Linen Cooke] (d. c. 1726), vegetarian and author, the elder son of Robert Cooke, came of a family that settled in co. Cork in the early seventeenth century and prospered in the linen and other trades, particularly in ...

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Dunlop, John, of Gairbraid (1789–1868), temperance campaigner, was born in the Dellingburn district of Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 2 August 1789, the eldest of the four children of Alexander Dunlop (1766–1840), of Keppoch, Dunbartonshire, merchant and banker, and his first wife, Janet, née Graham (1769–1795)...

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Jarrett, Rebecca (1846–1928), prostitute and social purity activist, was probably born in London on 3 March 1846, the youngest of thirteen children whose father had a rope-walk and shop off the Old Kent Road. Claiming public attention during just one year, when she was co-accused in 1885 with ...

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Marion, Kitty [real name Katherine Marie Schäfer] (1871–1944), suffragette and birth control activist, was born on 12 March 1871 at Riedtberg, Germany, the only child of an engineer. Her mother died when she was two and her stepmother when she was six, both of tuberculosis. Her childhood was spent moving between her father, '...