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Anson, Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760)  

Maker: Thomas Hudson

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Elizabeth Anson, Lady Anson (1725–1760) studio of Thomas Hudson National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Anson [née Yorke], Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760), political correspondent and political manager  

E. H. Chalus

Anson [née Yorke], Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760), political correspondent and political manager, was born in August 1725, the sixth child and eldest daughter of Philip Yorke, subsequently first Baron and first earl of Hardwicke (1690–1764), lord chancellor, and his wife, Margaret Lygon (...

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Dering [née Gibbes], Unton, Lady Dering (d. 1676), letter writer and political agent  

Alison Cresswell

Dering [née Gibbes], Unton, Lady Dering (d. 1676), letter writer and political agent, was the eldest of the five daughters and one of the twelve children of Sir Ralph Gibbes, first baronet (d. 1613), of Honington Manor, Honington, Warwickshire, and Gertrude (...

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Drew [née Gladstone], Mary (1847–1927), private secretary and author  

K. D. Reynolds

Drew [née Gladstone], Mary (1847–1927), private secretary and author, was born at 13 Carlton House Terrace, London, on 23 November 1847, the third of the four daughters and fifth in the family of eight children of William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), prime minister, and his wife, ...

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Drew, Mary (1847–1927)  

Maker: Hayman Selig Mendelssohn

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Mary Drew (1847–1927) by Hayman Selig Mendelssohn, c. 1880 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fischer [married name Foulkes], Bertha Bowness (1875–1920), poor-law guardian and professional political agent  

Kathryn Rix

Fischer [married name Foulkes], Bertha Bowness (1875–1920), poor-law guardian and professional political agent, was born in India on 21 February 1875, the younger daughter of Thomas James Henry Bowness Fischer (1838–1910), and his wife, Henrietta Amelia, née Stevenson (...

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George, Frances Louise Lloyd, Countess Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1888–1972)  

Maker: Olive Edis

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Frances Louise Lloyd George, Countess Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1888–1972) by Olive Edis, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George, Frances Louise Lloyd [née Frances Louise Stevenson], Countess Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1888–1972), political secretary  

Kenneth O. Morgan

George, Frances Louise Lloyd [née Frances Louise Stevenson], Countess Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1888–1972), political secretary, was born at 62 Doddington Grove, Kennington Park, Surrey, on 7 October 1888. She was the eldest in the family of three daughters and one son of ...

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Ingram [née Shepheard, Gibson], Frances, Viscountess Irwin (1734?–1807), landowner and political manager  

E. H. Chalus

Ingram [née Shepheard, Gibson], Frances, Viscountess Irwin (1734?–1807), landowner and political manager, may have been born on 8 August 1734, the illegitimate daughter and heir of the wealthy speculator Samuel Shepheard (c. 1676–1748) [see under Shepheard, Samuel (c. 1648-1719)]. Her mother's name was probably ...

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Keck [née Hamilton], Lady Susanna [Susan] (bap. 1706, d. 1755), political manager  

E. H. Chalus

Keck [née Hamilton], Lady Susanna [Susan] (bap. 1706, d. 1755), political manager, was baptized on 26 September 1706 at Canongate, Edinburgh, the seventh and youngest child of James Hamilton, fourth duke of Hamilton and first duke of Brandon (1658–1712), and his second wife, ...

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Lowther [née Thynne], Katherine, Viscountess Lonsdale (1653–1713), electoral patron  

Stuart Handley

Lowther [née Thynne], Katherine, Viscountess Lonsdale (1653–1713), electoral patron, was born on 21 September 1653 at Caus Castle, Shropshire, the daughter of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, first baronet (1614–1680), landowner, of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, and his wife, the Hon. Mary (b. 1618)...

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Major, Mary Henniker- (1838–1902), political organizer  

Tracy A. Hickey

Major, Mary Henniker- (1838–1902), political organizer, was born in Bryanston Square, London, on 12 August 1838, the eldest daughter of John Henniker-Major (1801–1870), fourth Baron Henniker in the Irish peerage, and his wife, Anna (1813–1889), eldest daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir ...

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Maxse, Dame (Sarah Algeria) Marjorie (1891–1975), political organizer  

Mark Pottle

Maxse, Dame (Sarah Algeria) Marjorie (1891–1975), political organizer, was born on 26 October 1891 at Villa du Palmier, Birmandreis, Algiers, one of the two children, and the only daughter, of Ernest George Berkeley Maxse (1863–1943), British vice-consul at Algiers, and his wife, Sarah Alice, ...

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Mary Augusta Ward [Mrs Humphry Ward] (1851–1920) by Barraud, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ward [née Arnold], Mary Augusta [known as Mrs Humphry Ward] (1851–1920), novelist, philanthropist, and political lobbyist  

John Sutherland

Ward [née Arnold], Mary Augusta [known as Mrs Humphry Ward] (1851–1920), novelist, philanthropist, and political lobbyist, born on 11 June 1851 in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, was the eldest child of Thomas Arnold (1823–1900), inspector of schools in Hobart Town...