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Adams, Mary Jane Bridges- [née Mary Jane Daltry] (1854–1939), socialist and educationist  

Jane Martin

Adams, Mary Jane Bridges- [née Mary Jane Daltry] (1854–1939), socialist and educationist, was born on 19 October 1854 at Maesycwmer, Bedwas, Monmouthshire, south Wales, the daughter of William Daltry, an engine fitter, and his wife, Margaret Jones. She was born into a family of civil engineers, and her father later held an appointment at the ...

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Baines, Sir Edward (1800–1890), journalist, politician, and educationist  

J. R. Lowerson

Baines, Sir Edward (1800–1890), journalist, politician, and educationist, was born in Leeds on 28 May 1800, the second son of Edward Baines (1774–1848), editor of the Leeds Mercury, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Matthew Talbot, a Leeds currier. Matthew Talbot Baines and ...

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Bannister [née Stourton], Sarah Jane (1858–1942), educationist and local politician  

Wendy Robinson

Bannister [née Stourton], Sarah Jane (1858–1942), educationist and local politician, was born on 5 August 1858 at Norton St Philip, Somerset, the daughter of John Stourton, a journeyman mason, and his wife, Harriet, née Moon. In 1879, after completing a course of teacher training at ...

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Barrow, Dame Jocelyn Anita (1929–2020)  

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Dame Jocelyn Anita Barrow (1929–2020), by Sal Idriss, 2004

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Barrow, Dame Jocelyn Anita (1929–2020), educationist, race relations campaigner, and public servant  

Dawn Hill

Barrow, Dame Jocelyn Anita (1929–2020), educationist, race relations campaigner, and public servant, was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on 15 April 1929, the eldest of fourteen children of Charles Newton Barrow, an electrical engineer from Barbados, and his wife Olive Irene, née...

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Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant  

Arthur Green

Benn, John Meriton (1908–1992), educationist and civil servant, was born on 16 July 1908 at 231 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, the third of the five children of Ernest Benn (1871–1935), leather merchant, and his wife, (Emily) Louise, née Hey (1879–1957). John Benn was educated at ...

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Bethune, John Elliot Drinkwater (1801–1851), administrator in India and educationist  

Katherine Prior

Bethune, John Elliot Drinkwater (1801–1851), administrator in India and educationist, elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Drinkwater, later Drinkwater Bethune (1762–1844), and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of Charles Congalton of Congalton, Edinburghshire, was born at Ealing, Middlesex. He was educated at Westminster School and ...

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Braithwaite, Eustace Edward Adolph Ricardo [known as E. R. Braithwaite] (1912–2016), author, educationist, and diplomatist  

Susie Thomas

Braithwaite, Eustace Edward Adolph Ricardo [known as E. R. Braithwaite] (1912–2016), author, educationist, and diplomatist, was born on 27 June 1912 in Queenstown, British Guiana, one of five children of Charles Edwardo Braithwaite, mining engineer and gold and diamond dealer, and his wife ...

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Braithwaite, Eustace Edward Adolph Ricardo (known as E.R. Braithwaite) (1912–2016)  

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E.R. Braithwaite (1912–2016), by unknown photographer, 1959

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Bramall, Sir (Ernest) Ashley (1916–1999), politician and educationist social worker and charity director  

Peter Newsam

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Bramall, Sir (Ernest) Ashley (1916–1999), politician and educationist, was born at 31 Brunswick Road, Hove, on 6 January 1916, the elder of two sons of Major Edmund Haselden Bramall (1889–1964) and his wife, Katharine Bridget Westby (1887–1984). His younger brother, Edwin Noel Westby (Dwin) Bramall...

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Brown, Michael Barratt (1918–2015), economist, educationist, and political activist  

Roger Middleton

Brown, Michael Barratt (1918–2015), economist, educationist, and political activist, was born on 15 March 1918 at Holland House, Woodbrooke, Selly Oak, Birmingham, the eldest of four children of Alfred Barratt Brown (1887–1947), educationist, and his wife (Doris) Eileen, née Cockshott (...

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Browne, Annie Leigh (1851–1936), educationist and suffragist  

Jane Martin

Browne, Annie Leigh (1851–1936), educationist and suffragist, was born on 14 March 1851 at Fryern Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, the eldest daughter of Samuel Woolcott Browne (d. c.1870), merchant, and his wife, Thomazine Leigh Browne, formerly Carslake. Her parents were both from naval families and were of Unitarian and Liberal convictions. A second daughter, ...

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Brownlow [née Morgan], Jane Macnaughton Egerton (1854/5–1928), educationist and suffragist  

Jane Martin

Brownlow [née Morgan], Jane Macnaughton Egerton (1854/5–1928), educationist and suffragist, was born in Paisley, the daughter of Captain George Bernard Morgan. Her father was town major at Gibraltar when she married Captain Edward Francis Brownlow (1839–1875), of the 71st highland light infantry...

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Bruce, William Napier (1858–1936), civil servant and educationist  

M. C. Curthoys

Bruce, William Napier (1858–1936), civil servant and educationist, was born at Duffryn, Aberdare, Glamorgan, on 15 January 1858, the third child and elder son in the family of seven daughters and two sons of the barrister and Liberal politician, Henry Austin Bruce, later first baron Aberdare...

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Bryant, Sophie (1850–1922)  

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Sophie Bryant (1850–1922) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryant [née Willock], Sophie (1850–1922), educationist and suffragist  

Sheila Fletcher

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Bryant [née Willock], Sophie (1850–1922), educationist and suffragist, was born in Sandymount, near Dublin, on 15 February 1850, the third of the six children of the Revd William Alexander Willock, fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, mathematician, and his wife, daughter of J. P. Morris...

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Cassels, Sir John Seton (1928–2016), civil servant and educationalist  

Josh Hillman

Cassels, Sir John Seton (1928–2016), civil servant and educationalist, was born on 10 October 1928 in Singapore, the third and youngest son of Alistair Macdonald Cassels (1885–1931), a banker with the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and Canada, and his wife, ...

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Cecil, Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne-, Baron Quickswood (1869–1956), politician and educationist  

Kenneth Rose

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Cecil, Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne-, Baron Quickswood (1869–1956), politician and educationist, was born at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, on 14 October 1869, the fifth and youngest son of Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, third marquess of Salisbury (1830–1903), and his wife, Georgina Caroline Alderson (...

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Chamberlain, Beatrice Mary (1862–1918), educationist and political organizer  

Peter T. Marsh

Chamberlain, Beatrice Mary (1862–1918), educationist and political organizer, was born at 24 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, on the fringes of Birmingham, on 25 May 1862, the eldest daughter of the imperial statesman Joseph Chamberlain (1836–1914) and his first wife, Harriet, née Kenrick (1835–1863). Her mother died a year later giving birth to ...