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Anstee, Dame Margaret Joan (1926–2016), diplomatist and international civil servant  

Alex May

Anstee, Dame Margaret Joan (1926–2016), diplomatist and international civil servant, was born on 25 June 1926 at 2 Albert Villas, Writtle, Essex, the only child of Edward Curtis Anstee (1894–1971), printer, and his wife, Annie Adaliza, née Mills (1898–1972), who had worked as a domestic servant. Her parents had married in ...

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Ashby, Dame Margery Irene Corbett (1882–1981), feminist and internationalist  

Jenifer Hart

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Ashby, Dame Margery Irene Corbett (1882–1981), feminist and internationalist, was born on 19 April 1882 in London, the eldest of three children (two girls and a boy) of Charles Henry Joseph Corbett, businessman and landowner of Woodgate, Danehill, Sussex, and his wife, Marie...

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926), traveller, archaeologist, and diplomatist  

Liora Lukitz

Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926), traveller, archaeologist, and diplomatist, was born at Washington Hall, co. Durham, on 14 July 1868, the elder child and only daughter of (Thomas) Hugh Bell (1844–1931), an ironmaster, who succeeded his father as second baronet in 1904, and his first wife, ...

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Elwell [née Glass], Ann Catherine (1922–1996), intelligence officer and diplomat  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Elwell [née Glass], Ann Catherine (1922–1996), intelligence officer and diplomat, was born on 16 June 1922 at 12 Leinster Gardens, Bayswater, London, the only child of Robert Lionel Glass, a general practitioner and former surgeon-lieutenant in the Royal Navy, of 106 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater...

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Fort, Dame Maeve Geraldine (1940–2008), diplomatist  

Graham Burton

Fort, Dame Maeve Geraldine (1940–2008), diplomatist, was born on 19 November 1940 at Elmswood, North Mossley Hill Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, of Anglo-Irish descent, the only child of Frank Leslie Fort (1908–1969), a clerk at an aircraft factory, and later a hospital administrator, and his wife, ...

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Harriman [née Digby; other married names Churchill, Hayward], Pamela Beryl (1920–1997), adventurer and diplomatist  

James Owen

Harriman [née Digby; other married names Churchill, Hayward], Pamela Beryl (1920–1997), adventurer and diplomatist, was born on 20 March 1920 at Farnborough, Kent, the eldest of three daughters and oldest of the four children of Edward Kenelm Digby, eleventh Baron Digby...

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Warburton, Dame Anne Marion (1927–2015), diplomatist  

Juliet Campbell

Warburton, Dame Anne Marion (1927–2015), diplomatist, was born on 8 June 1927 at Stone Field maternity home, Kidbrooke Grove, London, the second of the four children of (Piers Grove) Eliot Warburton (1890–1961), army officer and businessman, and his American wife Mary Louise, ...