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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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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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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...

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Lowerison, Bellerby [Harry] (1863–1935), socialist and schoolmaster  

Kevin Manton

Lowerison, Bellerby [Harry] (1863–1935), socialist and schoolmaster, was born on 13 July 1863 in Great Lumley, co. Durham, son of George Lowerson, a coalminer, and his wife, Dorothy Richardson. Very little is known about his early life and some basic facts are unclear. The family's name on his birth certificate is ...

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Macphail, Agnes Campbell (1890–1954), schoolteacher and politician in Canada  

Terry Crowley

Macphail, Agnes Campbell (1890–1954), schoolteacher and politician in Canada, was born on 24 March 1890 in a log farmhouse in Proton township in south-western Ontario, Canada, the first of three girls of Dougald MacPhail (1864–1929), a farmer and auctioneer, and his wife, Henrietta Campbell (...

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Mazzini, Giuseppe (1805–1872), politician, thinker, and teacher  

Denis Mack Smith

Mazzini, Giuseppe (1805–1872), politician, thinker, and teacher, was born in Genoa on 22 June 1805, but spent most of his adult life in England as an impoverished exile. His father, Giacomo, was professor of medicine at Genoa University and married Maria Drago; they also had three daughters. ...

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Mazzini, Giuseppe (1805–1872)  

Maker: John Andrews

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Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872) by John Andrews, 1852 in a private collection; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Morrell [née Galleway], Frances Main (1937–2010), schoolteacher, political adviser, and local government politician  

Lawrence Goldman

Morrell [née Galleway], Frances Main (1937–2010), schoolteacher, political adviser, and local government politician, was born on 28 December 1937 at 16 Penley Grove Street, York, the daughter of Frank Galleway (1906–1970), a labourer at the Rowntree's confectionery factory in the city, and his wife, ...

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Pearse, Margaret Mary (1878–1968), teacher and politician  

S. Pašeta

Pearse, Margaret Mary (1878–1968), teacher and politician, was born at 27 Great Brunswick Street (later Pearse Street), Dublin, on 4 August 1878, the eldest child of the two daughters and two sons of James Pearse (1839–1900), stone carver and sometime pamphleteer, and his second wife, ...

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Pearse, Margaret Mary (1878–1968)  

Maker: Thomas D. Mcavoy

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Margaret Mary Pearse (1878–1968) by Thomas D. Mcavoy, 1952 Getty Images – Thomas D. Mcavoy