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Brookes [née Emmerton], Dame Mabel Balcombe (1890–1975), socialite and charity worker, was born on 15 June 1890 at Raveloe, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, the only child of Harry Emmerton (1845–1927), an English born solicitor, and his wife, Alice Mabel Maude (1865–1923), a daughter of ...

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Browne, John Francis Archibald, sixth Baron Kilmaine (1902–1978), trust administrator, was born in Dublin on 22 September 1902, the eldest of three children and elder son of John Edward Deane Browne, fifth Baron Kilmaine (1878–1946), an Irish representative peer, and his wife, Lady Aline Kennedy (...

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See Clarke, William John Turner

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Dame Isobel Cripps, Lady Cripps (1891–1979) by unknown photographer, 1949 [The Cripps: and Sir Stafford Cripps (1912-1993)] © Popperfoto

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Cripps [née Swithinbank], Dame Isobel, Lady Cripps (1891–1979), overseas aid organizer, was born at Denham, Buckinghamshire, on 25 January 1891, the second daughter and youngest of three children of Commander Harold William Swithinbank (1858–1928), landowner, of Denham Court, and his wife, Amy...

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Henry Croft (1861–1930) by unknown artist, c.1930 © Mary Evans Picture Library

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Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition, was born on 24 May 1861 at St Pancras workhouse, 4 King's Road (later St Pancras Way), Somers Town, London, the son of Henry Croft (1828/9–1871?)...

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Emily Hobhouse (1860–1926) by H. Walter Barnett, c. 1902 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hobhouse, Emily (1860–1926), social activist and charity worker, was born on 9 April 1860 at St Ive, in Cornwall, the fifth of the six surviving children of Reginald Hobhouse (d. 1895), archdeacon of Bodmin, Cornwall, and his wife, Caroline (d. 1880)...

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Kirkley, Sir (Howard) Leslie (1911–1989), charity director, was born on 13 March 1911 in Manchester, the youngest in the family of two sons and one daughter of Albert Kirkley, a Manchester schoolmaster, and his wife, Elizabeth Winifred Harris. He matriculated from Manchester Central High School...

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Kydd, Frances Ruth Burke Shand [née Frances Ruth Roche; other married name Frances Ruth Spencer] (1936–2004), voluntary worker, was born on 20 January 1936 at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, the second of two daughters of (Edmund) Maurice Burke Roche, fourth Baron Fermoy...

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Lacey, Janet (1903–1988), charity director, was born in Sunderland on 25 October 1903, the younger child and younger daughter of Joseph Lacey, property agent, who had been born within the sound of Bow Bells, and his wife, Elizabeth Smurthwaite, from the north of ...

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Dame Beryl Carnegy Oliver (1882–1972) by Bassano, 1938 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Oliver [née Joseph], Dame Beryl Carnegy (1882–1972), charity worker and administrator, was born Beryl Carnegy Joseph on 20 August 1882 in Australia. She was the only daughter of Francis Edward Joseph, gentleman, who later adopted the surname of his wife, Isabella Eliza Butter Carnegy (...

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Sharp, John (1723–1792), Church of England clergyman and charity administrator, was born at Rothbury, Northumberland, and baptized there on 2 April 1723, the eldest son of Thomas Sharp (1693–1758), also a clergyman and then newly appointed archdeacon of Northumberland, and his wife, Judith Wheler (...

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Shenfield [née Farrow], Dame Barbara Estelle (1919–2004), social scientist and voluntary worker, was born on 9 March 1919, at 207 Bearwood Road, Smethwick, Staffordshire, the youngest of the five children of George William Farrow (1878–1952), a mechanical engineer, and his wife, Jane, ...

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Whiston, Robert (1808–1895), headmaster and reformer of cathedral charities, was born in Derby on 20 November 1808, one of eleven children of William Whiston, solicitor, and his wife, Sarah, née Hopkinson. Educated at Repton School, he matriculated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1827, where he was elected a scholar in 1830. He graduated BA in 1831, having been ranked among the senior optimes in the mathematical tripos and top of the second class in the classical tripos. He proceeded MA in 1834. In 1833 he was elected a fellow of ...