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Thomas Richard Allinson (1858–1918) by Ray, pubd 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allinson, Thomas Richard (1858–1918), dietitian and businessman, was born at 43 Rumford Street, Hulme, Lancashire, on 29 March 1858, the son of Thomas Allinson, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Ellen (formerly Sims). He left school at fifteen and, aiming to be a doctor, he subsidized his studies by becoming a chemist's assistant. In 1879 he graduated LRCP (...

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Balfour, Clara Lucas [née Clara Lucas] (1808–1878), advocate of women's advancement and temperance activist, was born in the New Forest, Hampshire, on 21 December 1808. She was the only child of John Lydell Lucas (c.1767–1818), a butcher and cattle dealer from ...

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Lady Evelyn Barbara Balfour (1898–1990) by Elliott & Fry, 1943 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Balfour, Lady Evelyn Barbara [Eve] (1898–1990), promoter of organic farming and a founder of the Soil Association, was born on 16 July 1898 in Dublin, the fourth child of Gerald William Balfour, second earl of Balfour (1853–1945), and Lady Elizabeth Edith Balfour (1867–1942)...

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Banting, William (1796/7–1878), writer on diet, was a funeral director in St James's Street, London. He may have been the William Banting, son of Thomas Banting and his wife, Ann, who was baptized at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, in December 1796. On 20 January 1818 he married at ...

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Bayley, Mary (b. 1816, d. in or after 1892), temperance activist and writer, was born in Market Lavington, Wiltshire. Nothing is known of her early life. Her husband, George Bayley (1807–1888), was born in Rotherhithe, served in the merchant navy between the ages of sixteen and forty-four, and was an elder brother of the ...

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Bedford, Arthur (bap. 1668, d. 1745), Church of England clergyman and moral reformer, was baptized on 8 September 1668 at Tiddenham, Gloucestershire, the son of Richard Bedford, who was himself a Church of England clergyman. He was educated in 'grammar learning' (...

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Helen Grace Brook, Lady Brook (1907–1997) by Elisabeth Novick, 1968 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Brook [née Knewstub], Helen Grace, Lady Brook (1907–1997), advocate of birth control, was born on 12 October 1907 at the Chenil Gallery, 183a Kings Road, Chelsea, London. She was the eldest among the six children of John Knewstub, who ran the gallery, and ...

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Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929–1995) by Mark Gerson, 1966 © Mark Gerson; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brophy, Brigid Antonia [married name Brigid Antonia Levey, Lady Levey] (1929–1995), writer and campaigner, was born at 79 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, on 12 June 1929, the second child of John Brophy (1899–1965), a Liverpool-born writer and editor of Irish descent, and his wife, ...

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Burnet, Gilbert (1690–1726), writer on religious and moral subjects, was born in Salisbury on 15 November 1690, the second son of Gilbert Burnet, bishop of Salisbury (1643–1715) and his second wife, Mary Scott (1659/60–1698). William Burnet (1688–1729) and Sir Thomas Burnet (1694–1753) were his brothers. His mother, who was Dutch, of Scottish ancestry, died on a visit to ...

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Edward Carpenter (1844–1929) by Roger Fry, 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carpenter, Edward (1844–1929), campaigner for homosexual equality and socialist writer, was born on 29 August 1844 at 45 Brunswick Square, Brighton, Sussex, the third son of Charles Carpenter RN (1797–1882) and his wife, Sophia, the daughter of Thomas Wilson RN of Walthamstow. The ...

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Charrington, Frederick Nicholas (1850–1936), philanthropist and temperance reformer, was born in London on 4 February 1850, the eldest son of Frederick Charrington, a brewer, and his wife, Louisa, the daughter of Huxley Griffith of Stepney. After two terms at Marlborough College, in 1864, he left and a year later was sent to ...

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Coote, William Alexander (1842–1919), moral reform campaigner, was born at 10 Norfolk Street, Strand, London, on 24 December 1842, son of William Coote (d. 1845/6), painter (originally of Queen's county, Ireland), and his wife, Mary Ann, née Forbes. His father died when he was three years old: the loss of status and material comfort that resulted, he was to recall, '...

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Corkling, Mary Ann Yates [pseud. May Yates] (1850–1938), food reformer, was born on 18 May 1850 in Withington, Manchester, the elder daughter of Robert Yates Corkling (b. 1827) and his wife, Mary Ann, née Booth (1830–1904), who had married in September 1849. Her father was then a cashier, but eventually owned a factory in ...

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Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian, was born in Carnforth, Lancashire. Little is known of his early life, although his parents were probably James and Elizabeth Cowherd, or Coward. He described himself as a 'classical teacher in ...

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Deverell, Mary (d. 1805), moral and religious writer, was born probably at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. She described herself as 'a person of obscure and undistinguished rank' (Deverell, Sermons, 3rd edn, iv) and may have come from a clothing family. She was possibly related to the family of ...