Huxley, Margaret Rachel
(1855–1940), nursing pioneer, was born in Croydon, Surrey, England, sixth among eight children of William Thomas Huxley (eldest brother of T. H. Huxley, FRS), and his wife, Esther (née Hopkins). She was…...
Ireland, Beatrice de Courcy (née Haigh) (‘Betty’, ‘Bet’)
Ireland, Beatrice de Courcy (née Haigh) (‘Betty’, ‘Bet’) (1911–99), socialist and
anti-war activist, was born 25
May 1911 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, youngest of four daughters of Philip Haigh, a Yorkshire-born
architect, and Victoria Alice Haigh (née Brunker), a native of…...
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa)
Musa, Jennifer ('Mummy'; Jennifer Jehanzeba Qazi Musa) (1917–2008), politician, tribal
elder and nurse, was born Bridget Wren on
11 November 1917 in Tarmons,
Tarbert, Co. Kerry, one of five daughters and two
sons of John Wren, a small-holding farmer, and his wife Johanna (née…...
Orpen, Adela Elizabeth (née Richards)
(1855–1927), writer, was born on a slave plantation in Virginia, USA, on 3 February
1855, the only surviving child of Edward Moore Richards and his wife, Sarah
Elizabeth (née Tisdale). Following the death of her mother on 19 February 1860, her…...