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Appiah, Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006)  

Maker: Terry Fincher

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Enid Margaret Appiah (1921–2006) by Terry Fincher, 1955 Getty Images

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Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker  

Nicholas Tucker

Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker, was born on 21 May 1921 at Filkins, Gloucestershire, the youngest child in the family of three daughters and one son of Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), barrister and politician, and his wife, ...

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Armine [née Talbot; other married name Holcroft], Mary, Lady Armine (1594–1676), benefactor  

Jacqueline Eales

Armine [née Talbot; other married name Holcroft], Mary, Lady Armine (1594–1676), benefactor, was born at Overton, Huntingdonshire, the daughter of Elizabeth Reyner and Henry Talbot, fourth son of George Talbot, sixth earl of Shrewsbury. She married first Thomas Holcroft and second, on 28 August 1628, ...

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Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911), author and founder of the Armitt Library, Ambleside  

Eileen Jay

Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911), author and founder of the Armitt Library, Ambleside, was born at 19 Melbourne Terrace, Salford, Lancashire, on 24 September 1851. She was the youngest of three daughters of William Armitt (1815–1867), an impecunious assistant overseer who valued learning, and his wife, ...

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Cover Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911)

Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911)  

Maker: Sophia Armitt

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Mary Louisa Armitt (1851–1911) by Sophia Armitt The Armitt Trust Collection

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Arthur [née Glen], Jane (1827–1907), advocate of women's rights and benefactor  

Maureen Donovan Lochrie

Arthur [née Glen], Jane (1827–1907), advocate of women's rights and benefactor, was born at Broomlands, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 18 November 1827, the third of five children of Thomas Glen (c.1798–1886), baker and grain merchant, and his wife, Janet. Throughout her adult life, ...

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Ashton, Margaret (1856–1937)  

Maker: Henry Lamb

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Margaret Ashton (1856–1937) by Henry Lamb Manchester City Art Galleries / Estate of Henry Lamb

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Ashton, Margaret (1856–1937), local politician and philanthropist  

Peter D. Mohr

Ashton, Margaret (1856–1937), local politician and philanthropist, was born on 19 January 1856 at Ashfield, Wilmslow Road, in Withington, Manchester, the third of the six daughters and three sons of Thomas Ashton (1818–1898), a wealthy cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth (1831–1914), daughter of ...

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Atherton, Eleanora (1782–1870), philanthropist  

Joyce F. Goodman

Atherton, Eleanora (1782–1870), philanthropist, was born on 14 February 1782 in Manchester, Lancashire, where she was baptized at St John’s on 21 March 1782, the elder of the two surviving daughters of the four children of Henry Atherton, (1740–1816) of Lincoln's Inn, barrister, and his wife, ...

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Atkinson [née Gaynor], Sarah (1823–1893), philanthropist and writer  

Maria Luddy

Atkinson [née Gaynor], Sarah (1823–1893), philanthropist and writer, was born on 13 October 1823 in Athlone, co. Westmeath, Ireland, the eldest of five daughters and one son of John and Anne Gaynor. She was educated at home; the family moved to Dublin...

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Attlee, Violet Helen, Countess Attlee (1895–1965)  

Maker: Bassano Ltd

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Violet Attlee (1895–1965), by Bassano Ltd, 1946

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Attlee [née Millar], Violet Helen, Countess Attlee (1895–1965), charity fund-raiser and prime minister’s  

June Hannam

Attlee [née Millar], Violet Helen, Countess Attlee (1895–1965), charity fund-raiser and prime minister’s wife, was born at Heathdown, East Heath Road, Hampstead, on 20 November 1895, the youngest of eleven children of Henry Edward Millar (1856–1912), a commission merchant in import/export trade, and his wife, ...

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Aylward, Margaret Louisa (1810–1889), philanthropist and Roman Catholic nun  

Maria Luddy

Aylward, Margaret Louisa (1810–1889), philanthropist and Roman Catholic nun, was born on 23 November 1810 in Thomas Street, Waterford, the fifth child of William Aylward (d. 1840), merchant, and his wife, Ellen Mullowney, née Murphy (c.1781–c.1860). There were ten children born of the marriage, and a half-brother, from ...

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Backhouse, Margaret Ann (1887–1977), educationist and humanitarian activist  

Siân Roberts

Backhouse, Margaret Ann (1887–1977), educationist and humanitarian activist, was born at The Grange, Hurworth, near Darlington, co. Durham, on 4 May 1887, the youngest but one of ten children of James Edward Backhouse (1845–1897) and his wife, Elizabeth Barclay Fowler (1849–1911). Her father was a partner in ...

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Baker [née Biggar], Kathleen Mabel [Kathy] (1947–2018), probation officer and charity founder  

Erwin James

Baker [née Biggar], Kathleen Mabel [Kathy] (1947–2018), probation officer and charity founder, was born on 10 June 1947 at The Manor, Maxwell Road, Northwood, Middlesex, the daughter of Allan Charles Biggar (1920–2000), journalist and publisher, and his wife, ...

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Balliol, Dervorguilla de, lady of Galloway (d. 1290), noblewoman and benefactor  

G. P. Stell

Balliol, Dervorguilla de, lady of Galloway (d. 1290), noblewoman and benefactor, was a daughter of Alan, lord of Galloway (b. before 1199, d. 1234), and his second wife, Margaret, eldest daughter of David, earl of Huntingdon (d. 1219). Born some time after 1209, the date of her parents' marriage, her distinctive Gaelic name, ...

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Baring [née Stewart-Mackenzie], Louisa Caroline, Lady Ashburton (1827–1903), art collector and philanthropist  

Virginia Surtees

Baring [née Stewart-Mackenzie], Louisa Caroline, Lady Ashburton (1827–1903), art collector and philanthropist, was born at Seaforth Lodge, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, on 5 March 1827, the third daughter and sixth child of James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie (d. 1843)...

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Baring, Louisa Caroline, Lady Ashburton (1827–1903)  

Maker: Carlo, Baron Marochetti

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Louisa Caroline Baring, Lady Ashburton (1827–1903) by Carlo, Baron Marochetti, 1861 property of the Marquess of Northampton; Beedle & Cooper

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Baring [née Bridgeman], Teresa Anne [Tessa] (1937–2019), charity executive  

Julia Unwin

Baring [née Bridgeman], Teresa Anne [Tessa] (1937–2019), charity executive, was born on 25 October 1937 at 13 Montagu Place, Marylebone, London, the second of four daughters of the Hon. Sir Maurice Richard Bridgeman (1904–1980), oil executive (and third son of the ...

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Bark, Evelyn Elizabeth Patricia (1900–1993), charity worker  

Sylvia R. Limerick

Bark, Evelyn Elizabeth Patricia (1900–1993), charity worker, was born on 26 December 1900 at 18 Selwyn Road, Plaistow, West Ham, the first of four children of Frederick William Bark, commercial clerk, and his wife, Nellie Hephzibah, née Layton. Following an early childhood accident she was an invalid and educated at home until she regained mobility in her teens. She had a flair for languages, acquiring fluency in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, and German. With verbatim speed shorthand also, she took employment with the ...