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Ashe, Thomas [Tomás Aghas] (1885–1917), schoolteacher and Irish republican  

Charles Townshend

Ashe, Thomas [Tomás Aghas] (1885–1917), schoolteacher and Irish republican, was born on 12 January 1885 at Lispole, co. Kerry, the fourth son and seventh of the ten children of Gregory Ashe, a farmer, and Ellen Hanafin, daughter of Patrick Hanafin of Tobar. He became a monitor at ...

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Baker, Beatrice May (1876–1973), headmistress and internationalist  

Christopher Watkins

Baker, Beatrice May (1876–1973), headmistress and internationalist, was born at 2 High Street, Hereford on 4 May 1876, the third daughter and youngest child in the family of three daughters and a son of Edward Joseph Baker (bap. 1837, d. 1924), a gentleman's tailor in ...

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Boyson, Sir Rhodes (1925–2012)  

Maker: Aubrey Hart

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Sir Rhodes Boyson (1925–2012) by Aubrey Hart, 1975 © Getty Images

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Boyson, Sir Rhodes (1925–2012), headteacher and politician  

Simon Heffer

Boyson, Sir Rhodes (1925–2012), headteacher and politician, was born at 18 Hoyle Street, Haslingden, Lancashire, on 11 May 1925, the son of William Boyson (1885–1973), cotton spinner, and his wife, Bertha, née Barnes (1886–1978). Boyson's father served as an alderman on the local council, representing the ...

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Brigstocke [née Brown], Heather Renwick, Baroness Brigstocke (1929–2004), headmistress and public servant  

Anne Mustoe

Brigstocke [née Brown], Heather Renwick, Baroness Brigstocke (1929–2004), headmistress and public servant, was born on 2 September 1929 at Upton Lodge nursing home, Alpha Road, Birchington, Kent, the elder daughter of Flying Officer (later Squadron Leader) John Renwick Brown, and his wife, ...

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Brigstocke, Heather Renwick, Baroness Brigstocke (1929–2004)  

Maker: Jane Bown

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Heather Renwick Brigstocke, Baroness Brigstocke (1929–2004) by Jane Bown, 1973 © Jane Bown

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Carrie, Isabella Scrimgeour (1878–1981), suffragette and schoolteacher  

Sheila Hamilton

Carrie, Isabella Scrimgeour (1878–1981), suffragette and schoolteacher, was born on 3 May 1878 at 26 Wardmill Road in the parish of St Vigeans, Arbroath, the daughter of Richard Carrie (c.1836–1912), bleachfield worker, and his wife, Ann Robertson Harris (c.1842–1903)...

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Cary, Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893)  

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Mary Ann Camberton Cary (1823–1893) by unknown photographer, c. 1845–55 National Archives of Canada / C-029977

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Cary [née Shadd], Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893), schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist  

James W. St G. Walker

Cary [née Shadd], Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893), schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist, was born on 9 October 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware, eldest of thirteen children of Abraham Doras Shadd (1801–1882), a shoemaker, and his wife, Harriet Parnell (1806–1880). Free African Americans in a slave state, prominent in the anti-slavery and negro convention movements, her family moved to ...

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Charlesworth, Lilian Edith (1897–1970), headmistress and promoter of international understanding  

Lorna Hardwick

Charlesworth, Lilian Edith (1897–1970), headmistress and promoter of international understanding, was born on 15 March 1897 at 110 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell, London, the daughter of Jonathan Charlesworth, a schoolmaster for the London school board, and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, née Bragg. The family, who were Presbyterians, lived in ...

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Corbet [other married name Campbell], Freda Künzlen (1900–1993), teacher and politician  

Duncan Sutherland

Corbet [other married name Campbell], Freda Künzlen (1900–1993), teacher and politician, was born at 67 Trinity Road, Tooting, London, on 15 November 1900, the eldest of the three children of Adolf Frederic Hermann Künzlen, a commercial clerk and later an insurance agent, and his wife, ...

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Corbet, Freda Künzlen (1900–1993)  

Maker: Bassano

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Freda Künzlen Corbet (1900–1993) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garba-Jahumpa, Ibrahima Momodou (1912–1994), schoolteacher and politician in Gambia  

Arnold Hughes

Garba-Jahumpa, Ibrahima Momodou (1912–1994), schoolteacher and politician in Gambia, was born in Bathurst (Banjul), capital of the British colony of Gambia, in 1912, the son of Momodou Jahumpa, a shipwright and senior figure in the local Mohammedan Society, whose family had emigrated to ...

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Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster  

William Donaldson

Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster, son of James Halket, was baptized in Banff on 6 July 1692. He completed his studies at King's College, Aberdeen, 1709–13, but—as was then quite common—did not graduate. In 1714 he was appointed schoolmaster, precentor, and session clerk of ...

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Hare, Mary Adelaide (1865–1945)  

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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  

Elizabeth Crawford

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, ...

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Harrington, Illtyd (1931–2015), teacher and local politician  

Terry Philpot

Harrington, Illtyd (1931–2015), teacher and local politician, was born on 14 July 1931 at 34 Greenfield Terrace, Penybryn, Merthyr Tydfil, one of three children of Timothy (Tim) Harrington (1898–1973), stonemason’s labourer, and his wife, Sarah (Sally), née Burchell (1904–1973). His father was a Communist, who, under cover of night, went off to fight for a year against ...

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Saroj Lal (1937–2020), by unknown photographer

with thanks to the Lal family

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Lal [née Chanana], Saroj (1937–2020), teacher, community activist, and race relations campaigner  

Rowena Arshad

Lal [née Chanana], Saroj (1937–2020), teacher, community activist, and race relations campaigner, was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, British India, on 23 April 1937, the youngest of eight children of Behari Lal Chanana, a prominent businessman, Quit India supporter, and Indian National Congress Party...