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Arnold, Ethel Margaret (bap. 1865–1930), journalist, author, and lecturer on female suffrage, was born at Harborne, Staffordshire. No birth certificate has been found. She was baptized at Chaddesley Corbet, Worcestershire, on 26 May 1865, the fourth daughter of Thomas Arnold (1823–1900), teacher and English scholar, and his wife, ...

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Bentinck, Ruth Mary Cavendish- [née Ruth Mary St Maur] (1867–1953), women's suffragist and socialist, was born in Tangier on 21 October 1867, the illegitimate daughter of Edward Adolphus Ferdinand St Maur, Earl St Maur (1835–1869), eldest son of the twelfth duke of Somerset...

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Booth, Eva Selina Gore- (1870–1926), suffragist and poet, was born on 22 May 1870 at Lissadell, co. Sligo, Ireland, the second of three daughters and the third of the five children of Sir Henry William Gore-Booth, fifth baronet (1843–1900), Anglo-Irish landlord and Arctic...

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Bowerman, Elsie Edith (1889–1973), suffragette and lawyer, was born on 18 December 1889 at Barnsbury Lodge, Garden Road, Tunbridge Wells, the only child of William Bowerman (c.1825–1895) and his wife, Edith Martha Barber (1864–1953). She was educated at Wycombe Abbey School...

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Codd, Clara Margaret (1876–1971), suffragette and theosophist, was born on 10 October 1876 at Pill House, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple, north Devon, the eldest of ten children of Henry Frederick Codd (d. 1899) and his wife, Clara Virginia, née Botto (1853–1927). She was educated at home by governesses, and at fifteen rejected Christianity and declared herself an atheist. When she was twenty-three her father, a school inspector, died and the family moved to ...

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Dame Kathleen D'Olier Courtney (1878–1974) by Godfrey Argent, 1970 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Courtney, Dame Kathleen D'Olier (1878–1974), suffragist and peace campaigner, was born on 11 March 1878 at 1 York Terrace, Gillingham, Kent, the youngest of five daughters and fifth of seven children of Lieutenant (later Major) David Charles Courtney (1845–1909) of the Royal Engineers...

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Cozens, Mary Elizabeth (1857–1920), campaigner for women’s suffrage, was born at Wonston, near Micheldever, Hampshire, on 24 April 1857, the eldest daughter of John Cozens (1817–1879), a farmer, and his wife Charlotte, née Cozens (d. 1860). Her mother died shortly after giving birth to another daughter, and from her father’s second marriage ...

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(Sarah) Emily Davies (1830–1921) by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Davies, (Sarah) Emily (1830–1921), suffragist and promoter of higher education for women, was born on 22 April 1830 in Southampton, the fourth child and second daughter of John Davies DD (1795–1861) and his wife, Mary Hopkinson (d. 1886), the daughter of a businessman from ...

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Day, Susanne Rouviere (1875/6–1964), suffragist and writer, was born in Cork city into a family of prosperous merchants; little is known of her early life. She described herself as being 'five-foot seven', and of 'ample proportions … a wild Irishwoman with all the native and national love of a row boiling in my veins...

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Dickenson [née Welsh], Sarah (1868–1954), trade unionist and suffragist, was born on 28 March 1868 in Borsall Road, Hulme, Manchester, the second of five children of Scot John Welsh, enameller and coach-painter, and his wife, Jane Ferguson. From 1879, when she was eleven years old, until 1895, ...

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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847–1929) by Ford Madox Brown, 1872 [The Fawcetts: and Henry Fawcett (1833-1884)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fawcett, Dame Millicent Garrett [née Millicent Garrett] (1847–1929), leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author, was born on 11 June 1847 at The Uplands, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the eighth in a family of six daughters and five sons (four of whom survived infancy) of ...

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Frye [married name Collins], Katharine [Kate] Parry (1878–1959), suffragist and diarist, was born at 19 All Saints Road, north Kensington, London, on 9 January 1878, the younger daughter of Frederick Charlwood Frye (1845–1914) and his wife, Jane Kezia, née Crosbie (1844–1925). Frederick Frye...

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Mary Eleanor Gawthorpe (1881–1973) by unknown photographer, c. 1908 © Museum of London

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Gawthorpe, Mary Eleanor (1881–1973), suffragist and socialist, was born at 5 Melville Street, Leeds, on 12 January 1881, the third of the five children of John Gawthorpe, leather worker and sometime political agent, and Anne Mountain, needlewoman. Mary Gawthorpe attended St Michael's national school, Buslingthorpe...

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Hale, Cicely Bertha (1884–1981), suffragette and health visitor, was born on 5 September 1884 at 8 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, the youngest of the five surviving children of Charles Douglas Bowdich Hale (1850–1927), a general practitioner, and his wife, Bertha Maria, née Poole (1840–1937)...

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Mary Hare (1865–1945), by unknown photographer

Mary Hare School, Securing the future of deaf children and young people.

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Hare, Mary Adelaide (1865–1945), teacher of the deaf and campaigner for women's suffrage, was born at 29 Fortess Terrace, Kentish Town, London, on 3 November 1865, daughter of Thomas Matthews Hare (1825/6–1884), an engineering draughtsman, and his wife, Adelaide, ...