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Berthen, Edith Annie Jones (1877–1951), solicitor  

Elizabeth B. Cruickshank

Berthen, Edith Annie Jones (1877–1951), solicitor, was born Edith Annie Jones at 109 High Park Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 29 April 1877, the second child and elder daughter of Thomas Jones (1849–1927), corn salesman, and his wife, Lucy Ann (or ...

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Combe, Andrew (1797–1847), physician and phrenologist  

L. S. Jacyna

Combe, Andrew (1797–1847), physician and phrenologist, the fifteenth child and seventh son of George Comb, a brewer, and his wife, Marion (née Newton), was born in Edinburgh on 27 October 1797. Among his siblings was George Combe, the leading British proponent of phrenology. Although the family home was cramped and in an insalubrious location, ...

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Combe [Comb], George (1788–1858), phrenologist  

L. S. Jacyna

Combe [Comb], George (1788–1858), phrenologist, was born in Livingstone Yards, Edinburgh, on 21 October 1788, one of the seventeen children of George Comb (d. 1815), a brewer, and Marion Newton (d. 1819), who came from a family of tenant farmers. Combe...

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Davy, Beatrice Honour (1885–1966), barrister and later solicitor  

Judith Bourne

Davy, Beatrice Honour (1885–1966), barrister and later solicitor, was born at 29 Southernhay, Exeter, Devon, on 13 December 1885, the daughter of Henry Davy FRCP (1855–1922), consulting physician at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and his first wife, Beatrice Mary, ...

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Epps, John (1805–1869), physician and phrenologist  

Bernard Leary

Epps, John (1805–1869), physician and phrenologist, was born at Blackheath, Kent, on 15 February 1805, the son of John Epps, a wealthy pork butcher of Sevenoaks, Kent, and his first wife (d. c.1810). He had two sisters, and George Napoleon Epps (1815–1874)...

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Forster, Thomas Ignatius Maria (1789–1860), writer on science and phrenologist  

Janet Browne

Forster, Thomas Ignatius Maria (1789–1860), writer on science and phrenologist, was born on 9 November 1789 in London. He was the eldest son of the botanist and antiquarian Thomas Furly Forster (1761–1825), and his wife, Susanna Williams. He was a nephew of Edward...

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Gaskell, Sir Richard Kennedy Harvey (1936–2015), solicitor  

Tony Holland

Gaskell, Sir Richard Kennedy Harvey (1936–2015), solicitor, was born on 17 September 1936 at Batchlors Hall, Woodchurch, Kent, the only son and second of three children of Kenneth Harvey Gaskell (1906–1990), medical practitioner, and his wife, Jean Winsome, née Beaven (...

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Morrison [married name Appelbe], Carrie (1888–1950), solicitor  

Elizabeth Cruickshank and Carrie de Silva

Morrison [married name Appelbe], Carrie (1888–1950), solicitor, was born on 3 February 1888 at 5 Lancaster Place, Richmond, Surrey, the elder daughter of Thomas Morrison (1834–1901), copper broker and merchant, son of a Scottish innkeeper, and his wife, Judith Wakefield, ...

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Sykes [married name Browne], Mary Elaine (1896–1981), solicitor and socialist  

Katie Broomfield

Sykes [married name Browne], Mary Elaine (1896–1981), solicitor and socialist, was born at Fern Bank, Honley, Yorkshire, on 24 August 1896, the only daughter and middle child of James Sykes (1865/6–1921), a solicitor, and his wife, Emma Amelia, ...

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Watson, Hewett Cottrell (1804–1881), botanist and phrenologist  

Frank N. Egerton

Watson, Hewett Cottrell (1804–1881), botanist and phrenologist, was born on 9 May 1804 at Park Hill, Firbeck, Yorkshire. His parents, Holland Watson (1749/50–1829) and Harriett Powell (1768/9–1819), were both from Stockport families of clergy and gentry. Holland Watson was a zealous magistrate in ...