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Brant, Molly [Konwatsi tsiaienni, Degonwadonti] (c. 1736–1796), leader of the Mohawk Indians  

Gretchen L. Green

Brant, Molly [Konwatsi tsiaienni, Degonwadonti] (c. 1736–1796), leader of the Mohawk Indians, was born a Mohawk, one of the six native North American nations which comprised the Iroquois confederacy and whose homeland was in present-day New York state. Brant may have been born at ...

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Brookes [née Emmerton], Dame Mabel Balcombe (1890–1975), socialite and charity worker  

Susan L. Cohen

Brookes [née Emmerton], Dame Mabel Balcombe (1890–1975), socialite and charity worker, was born on 15 June 1890 at Raveloe, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, the only child of Harry Emmerton (1845–1927), an English born solicitor, and his wife, Alice Mabel Maude (1865–1923), a daughter of ...

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Cameron, Julia Margaret (1815–1879)  

Maker: Henry Herschel Hay Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron, 1870 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cameron [née Pattle], Julia Margaret (1815–1879), photographer  

Helen Barlow

Cameron [née Pattle], Julia Margaret (1815–1879), photographer, was born at Garden Reach, Calcutta, India, on 11 June 1815, fourth of the ten children (of whom seven, all daughters, survived to adulthood) of James Pattle (1775–1845) and his wife, Adeline de l'Étang (1793?–1845)...

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Duncan [married name Cotes], Sara Jeannette (1861–1922), novelist and journalist  

Germaine Warkentin

Duncan [married name Cotes], Sara Jeannette (1861–1922), novelist and journalist, was born in Brantford, Upper Canada (now Ontario), on 22 December 1861, the oldest surviving of the eleven children of Charles Lees Duncan (1832–1907), a prosperous Scottish Presbyterian dry goods merchant, and ...

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Fay, Eliza (1755/6–1816)  

Maker: J. Alais

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Eliza Fay (1755/66–1816) by J. Alais, pubd 1817 (after Arthur William Devis) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fay [née Clement], Eliza (1755/6–1816), writer and traveller  

Kate Teltscher

revised by David Atkinson

Fay [née Clement], Eliza (1755/6–1816), writer and traveller, was one of the three identified daughters of Edward Clement (d. 1794), shipwright, of Rotherhithe, Surrey; further details of her birth, upbringing, and education are unknown aside from her statement that her mother died between 1780 and 1783....

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Hughes, Elizabeth Phillips (1851–1925), college head and promoter of education in Wales  

G. H. L. Le May

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Hughes, Elizabeth Phillips (1851–1925), college head and promoter of education in Wales, was born in Carmarthen on 22 June 1851, the eldest of three daughters and second of five children of John Hughes (1817–1897), a surgeon, and his wife, Anne (d. 1900)...

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Johnson [née Croke], Frances [called Begum Johnson] (1728–1812), hostess  

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

Johnson [née Croke], Frances [called Begum Johnson] (1728–1812), hostess, was celebrated not only for her remarkable longevity in India, where few Britons outlived two monsoon seasons, but also for her four marriages and her influential circle of friends. She was born on 10 April 1728 at ...

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Johnson, Frances (1728–1812)  

Maker: Thomas Hickey

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Frances Johnson (1728–1812) attrib. Thomas Hickey, c. 1784 © Crown copyright in photograph: UK Government Art Collection

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Kenny, Elizabeth (1880–1952)  

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Elizabeth Kenny (1880–1952) by unknown photographer, 1942 [receiving the award of the Legion of Merit from Commander William Klatt] Getty Images

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Kenny, Elizabeth (1880–1952), nurse and specialist in the treatment of polio  

Naomi Rogers

Kenny, Elizabeth (1880–1952), nurse and specialist in the treatment of polio, was born on 20 September 1880 at Kelly's Gully, near Warialda, New South Wales, Australia, the daughter of Michael Kenny, an Irish immigrant farm labourer, and his wife, Mary, formerly Moore. Kenny...

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Ravenhill, Alice (1859–1954), educationist and promoter of the household science movement  

Nancy L. Blakestad

Ravenhill, Alice (1859–1954), educationist and promoter of the household science movement, was born on 31 March 1859 in Snaresbrook, Essex, the fourth of the seven children of John Ravenhill (1824–1894), naval architect and marine engineer, and his wife, Fanny Pocock (c.1831–1903)...

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Reeves [née Robison], Magdalen Stuart [known as Maud Pember Reeves] (1865–1953), suffragist and socialist  

Sally Alexander

Reeves [née Robison], Magdalen Stuart [known as Maud Pember Reeves] (1865–1953), suffragist and socialist, was born on 24 December 1865 at Mudgee, New South Wales, the third of ten children of William Smoult Robison, a bank manager, and his wife, Mary...

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Saint-Étienne de La Tour, Agathe de (b. c. 1690, d. in or after 1765), landowner  

Maurice Basque

Saint-Étienne de La Tour, Agathe de (b. c. 1690, d. in or after 1765), landowner, was probably born in Cap de Sable in the French colony of Acadia (Nova Scotia), the third of the seven children of Acadian seigneur Jacques de Saint-Étienne de La Tour (...

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Wilson [née Hunter], Monica (1908–1982), social anthropologist  

J. D. Y. Peel

Wilson [née Hunter], Monica (1908–1982), social anthropologist, was born on 3 January 1908 at Lovedale in the eastern Cape, South Africa, the daughter of David Alexander and Jessie MacGregor Hunter. Her father was a Scottish lay missionary, and her mother's parents had also been missionaries, with the ...