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Devine [née Blackley], Rachel (1875–1960), weaver and trade unionist  

Graham R. Smith

Devine [née Blackley], Rachel (1875–1960), weaver and trade unionist, was born on 13 February 1875 at Dudhope Crescent, Dundee, the daughter of John Blackley, yarn dresser, and his wife, Rachel McClellan. She became a weaver, and married John Devine, a cabinet-maker.

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Ellis [née Waite], Ann (1843–1919), trade unionist and power- loom weaver  

Melanie Reynolds

Ellis [née Waite], Ann (1843–1919), trade unionist and power- loom weaver, was born at Guiseley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, on 28 June 1843, the third of at least four children of Samuel Waite (b. 1815/16), a clothier (and later described as a cloth weaver and cloth knotter), and his wife, ...