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Barrett, Rosa Mary (1855–1936), social reformer and feminist, was born in Jamaica, the youngest of the four surviving children of William Garland Barrett (1812–1865), Congregational minister and sometime missionary to Jamaica, and his wife, Martha, née Fletcher (1811?–1893). One brother was the leading Congregationalist ...

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Margaret Grace Bondfield (1873–1953) by Bassano, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bondfield, Margaret Grace (1873–1953), trade unionist, campaigner for women's interests, and politician, was born on 17 March 1873 at Chard, Somerset, the tenth of eleven children and third of four daughters of William Bondfield (1814–1901), foreman laceworker, and his wife, Anne Taylor (1827?–1911)...

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Brown, Myra Eleanor Sadd [née Myra Eleanor Sadd] (1872–1938), women's rights activist and internationalist, was born on 3 October 1872 in Maldon, Essex, the tenth of eleven children of John Granger Sadd and Mary Ann Price. The family ran a firm of timber merchants and processors in ...

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Martindale [née Spicer], Louisa (1839–1914), women's activist, was born on 25 June 1839 at 9 York Place, City Road, London, the eldest child of James Spicer (1807–1888), head of a wholesale stationers, and his wife, Louisa, née Edwards. The Spicers' was a homoeopathic, Congregationalist household (eventually ...