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Margaret Ashton (1856–1937) by Henry Lamb Manchester City Art Galleries / Estate of Henry Lamb

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Ashton, Margaret (1856–1937), local politician and philanthropist, was born on 19 January 1856 at Ashfield, Wilmslow Road, in Withington, Manchester, the third of the six daughters and three sons of Thomas Ashton (1818–1898), a wealthy cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth (1831–1914), daughter of ...

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Auld [née Jardine; other married name Marshall], Mary (1893–1984), local politician and women's organizer, was born on 8 July 1893 in Main Street, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, the fourth child of seven born to Francis Jardine, clog maker, and his wife, Agnes Wallace. She attended ...

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Baker, George (1825–1910), municipal politician and philanthropist, was born at Birmingham, on 11 May 1825, the eldest son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Edward Baker (1800–1857), grocer and later blacking manufacturer, and his wife, Maria, née Downing (1794/5–1869)...

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Beavan, Margaret (1875–1931), welfare worker and local politician, was born at 28 Bowring Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, on 1 August 1875, the eldest daughter of Jeffrey Beavan, bookkeeper and later fire insurance manager, and his wife, Ellen Catherine Williams. The Beavan children enjoyed a close family childhood in comfortable circumstances. Most of their time was spent at the family home in ...

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Boaks, William George (1904–1986), road safety campaigner and parliamentary candidate, was born on 25 May 1904 at 104 Warner Road, Walthamstow, Essex, the son of William Robert Boaks, a vegetable salesman's cashier, and his wife, Annie Edith, née Palmer. Educated in elementary schools, he entered the ...

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Sir Samuel Chisholm, baronet (1836–1923) by unknown photographer by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Cultural and Leisure Services, Glasgow City Council

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Chisholm, Sir Samuel, baronet (1836–1923), local politician and temperance campaigner, was born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, on 23 September 1836, the eldest son in the family of four sons and three daughters of John Chisholm (c.1810–1882), a tobacco manufacturer, and his wife, ...

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John Clayton (1792–1890) by Edward Sawyer, 19th cent. ? Historic England / Bridgeman Images

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Clayton, John (1792–1890), civic leader and antiquary, was born on 10 June 1792 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the fourth child and third son of Nathaniel Clayton (1760–1832), town clerk and solicitor, and his wife, Dorothy, née Atkinson (1764–1827), daughter of George and Bridget Atkinson...

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Cuffe [née Bischoffsheim], Ellen Odette, countess of Desart (1857–1933), philanthropist and politician, was born at 18 Cornwall Terrace, Marylebone, London, on 1 September 1857, the eldest of two daughters of Henry Louis Bischoffsheim (1829–1908), banker and philanthropist, and his wife, Clara (or Clarissa) Biedermann (1837–1922)...

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Doughty, Sir (Graham) Martin (1949–2009), local government leader and countryside and environmental campaigner, was born on 11 October 1949 at 86 Hayfield Road, New Mills, Derbyshire, the younger son of Harold Doughty, dental technician, and his wife, Eva Mary, née Swift. After attending the local grammar school he gained a scholarship to ...

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Evans [née Webb], Matilda Maria (1843/4–1909), local politician and social reformer was born at 38 Brownlow Street, London, on 7 August 1843, the second, daughter in the family of at least three daughters and one son of Richard Webb (b. 1799...

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Hyde, Pearl Marguerite (1904–1963), leader of women's voluntary work and politician, was born in north London, the only girl among five children of Harman Bigby and his wife, Ellen Amelia, née Abbey. Her mother died when she was four and her father was killed in a car accident five years later, in 1913. At the time of his death he was licensee of ...

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Lister, John (1847–1933), philanthropist and politician, was born on 8 March 1847 at 55 Beaumont Street, Cavendish Square, Marylebone, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of John Lister (1802–1867), physician, and his wife, Louisa Ann, née Grant (1815–1892). His maternal forebears were from a well-to-do military family and his paternal ancestors had links with ...

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Lyall [née Rostron], Dame Beatrix Margaret (1873–1948), social worker and local politician, was born on 27 October 1873 in Beddington Lane, Beddington, Surrey, the third of eight children of Simpson Rostron, barrister, and his wife, Christina Jane Riley. Educated at home, her parents' Christian faith, as expressed through various political and philanthropic activities, formed her as a 'Christian citizen' (...

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Simey [née Todd], Margaret Bayne, Lady Simey (1906–2004), social scientist and local politician, was born on 4 January 1906 at Stepps, Cadder, Glasgow, the only daughter in the family of three children of John Aiton Todd, solicitor and educationist, and his wife, ...

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Somerville [née Gibb], Euphemia Gilchrist (1860–1935), social worker and local politician, was born on 19 September 1860 in New Town, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, the daughter of William Gibb, a draper, and his wife, Margaret Scott McMinn. She was educated at Dollar Academy, where she won a number of prizes. On 28 June 1893 she married ...

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Stevenson, Sir Daniel Macaulay, baronet (1851–1944), civic administrator and philanthropist, was born in Glasgow on 1 August 1851, the second of the seven children of John Stevenson (1823–1913), engineer, and his wife, Jessie Macaulay (d. 1880). His maternal grandfather, Daniel Macaulay, power-loom tenter and pioneering ...