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Armour, Jean (1765–1834), wife of Robert Burns and subject of poetry  

Valentina Bold

Armour, Jean (1765–1834), wife of Robert Burns and subject of poetry, was born in Mauchline, Ayrshire, on 25 February 1765, the second of the eleven children of James Armour and his wife, Mary Smith. The family lived in Mauchline's Cowgate. James Armour was a master mason whose work included ...

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Armour, Jean (1765–1834)  

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Jean Armour (1765–1834) by J. A. Gilfillan, 1822 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Blake [née Boucher], Catherine Sophia (1762–1831), wife and assistant to William Blake  

Robert N. Essick

Blake [née Boucher], Catherine Sophia (1762–1831), wife and assistant to William Blake, was born in Battersea, Surrey, on 25 April 1762, and baptized there at St Mary's Church on 16 May 1762, the thirteenth child of William Boucher (1714–1794), a market gardener, and his wife, ...

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Boswell, Margaret Montgomerie [Peggie] (1738?–1789), wife of James Boswell  

Irma S. Lustig

Boswell, Margaret Montgomerie [Peggie] (1738?–1789), wife of James Boswell, was born at Lainshaw, Ayrshire, the fourth of five children of David Montgomerie, formerly Laing (d. 1752), of co. Down, and Veronica Boswell (b. 1704, d. before 1753), daughter of James Boswell, ...

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Boswell, Margaret Montgomerie (1738?–1789)  

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Margaret Montgomerie Boswell (1738?–1789) by unknown artist © reserved

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Campbell, Alison (d. 1608), minister's wife  

Margaret H. B. Sanderson

Campbell, Alison (d. 1608), minister's wife, was the daughter of an Ayrshire laird, James Campbell of Stevenston (fl. 1542–1581). Soon after the Reformation (1560) she married, at some date after August 1560, William Kirkpatrick (d. 1577), former monk of Kilwinning Abbey, Ayrshire...

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Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-, Baroness Spencer-Churchill (1885–1977)  

Maker: Dorothy Wilding

Clementine Ogilvy Spencer- Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill (1885–1977) by Dorothy Wilding, 1943 William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer- [née Clementine Ogilvy Hozier], Baroness Spencer-Churchill (1885–1977), political wife  

Brian Harrison

Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer- [née Clementine Ogilvy Hozier], Baroness Spencer-Churchill (1885–1977), political wife, was born at 75 Grosvenor Street, London, on 1 April 1885, and was assumed to be the second among the four children (three daughters, one son) of Colonel Henry Montague Hozier (1838–1907)...

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Cornforth [other married names Hughes, Schott], Fanny [née Sarah Cox] (1835–1909), artists' model and intimate companion of Dante Gabriel Rossetti  

Christopher Whittick

Cornforth [other married names Hughes, Schott], Fanny [née Sarah Cox] (1835–1909), artists' model and intimate companion of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was born at Steyning, Sussex, on 3 January 1835, and baptized there on 1 February 1835, the daughter of William Cox (...

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Fanny Cornforth [Sarah Cox] (1835–1909) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, c. 1860 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Cranmer, Margaret (d. c. 1575), wife of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer 1489–1556  

Mary Prior

Cranmer, Margaret (d. c. 1575), wife of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer 1489–1556, was German by origin, the niece of Katharina Preu, wife of Andreas Osiander, Nuremberg's leading Lutheran preacher and reformer. Thomas Cranmer visited Nuremberg intermittently from March to August 1532 on his mission to win the support of ...

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Disraeli [née Evans; other married name Lewis], Mary Anne, Viscountess Beaconsfield (1792–1872), political wife  

Jane Ridley

Disraeli [née Evans; other married name Lewis], Mary Anne, Viscountess Beaconsfield (1792–1872), political wife, was born in Exeter on 11 November 1792, the second surviving child and only daughter of John Evans (1760–1794), naval lieutenant, and his wife, Eleanor Viney (d...

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Disraeli, Mary Anne, Viscountess Beaconsfield (1792–1872)  

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Mary Anne Disraeli, Viscountess Beaconsfield (1792–1872) by James Godsell Middleton National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Dudley, Alice (1579–1669)  

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Forster [Foster], Agnes (d. 1484), wealthy widow and prison reformer  

Caroline M. Barron

Forster [Foster], Agnes (d. 1484), wealthy widow and prison reformer, came from Kent and was married for about twenty years to the London shipowner, merchant, and MP Stephen Forster, who was mayor in 1454–5. He came from Somerset and maintained close links with the ...

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Gordon, William James (1864–1922), West Indian soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross soldier  

Brian Dyde

Gordon, William James (1864–1922), West Indian soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, was born on 19 May 1864 in Jamaica. His precise birthplace and parents' names are unknown, as are details of his life before July 1885, when he enlisted in the ...