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Blease, (Walter) Lyon (1884–1963), barrister and civic activist, was born on 30 May 1884 at 5 Beech Street, Fairfield, Liverpool, the second son and second of three children of Walter Blease (c.1853–1940), chartered accountant, and his wife, Mary Cecilia (d...

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(Jessie) Chrystal Macmillan (1872–1937) by unknown photographer, c. 1912 Mary Evans / The Women's Library

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Macmillan, (Jessie) Chrystal (1872–1937), barrister and political activist, was born on 13 June 1872 at 8 Duke Street, Edinburgh, the only daughter in the family of nine children of John Macmillan, a wealthy tea merchant and past master of the Edinburgh Merchant Company...

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Pankhurst, Richard Marsden (1835/6–1898), barrister and political activist, was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, the second son and third of four children of Henry Francis Pankhurst (1808–1873), auctioneer, and his wife, Margaret, née Marsden (1803–1879). No exact date for his birth has been located, and census returns yield contradictory information about his age. About 1847 the family moved to ...

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Scully, Denys (1773–1830), barrister and political activist, was the eldest surviving son (with three brothers and two sisters) of James Scully (1738–1816), a prosperous grazier of Kilfeacle, co. Tipperary, and Catherine Lyons (1739–1818) of Croom, co. Limerick. He was born at Kilfeacle on 4 May 1773. After schooling at the ...