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Abbot, Dame Elsie (Myrtle), (3 Sept. 1907–26 May 1983), Third Secretary, HM Treasury, 1958–67  

DBE 1966 (CBE 1957)

Born 3 Sept. 1907; d of Leonard and Frances Tostevin, Streatham, London; m 1st, 1938, E. A. Arnott, s of R. E. Arnott, Pontypridd; one ...

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Abel Smith, Henriette Alice, (Lady Abel Smith), (6 June 1914–3 May 2005), an Extra Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen (formerly as HRH Princess Elizabeth), since 1987 (a Lady-in-Waiting, 1949–87)  

DCVO 1977 (CVO 1964); JP

Born 6 June 1914; d of late Comdr Francis Charles Cadogan, RN, and late Ruth Evelyn (née Howard, ...

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Abercorn, Dowager Duchess of, (Rosalind Cecilia Caroline) (26 Feb. 1869–18 Jan. 1958)  

DBE cr 1936; LLD

Born 26 Feb. 1869; o d of 4th Earl of Lucan, KP; m 1894, as Lady Rosalind Bingham, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, KG, KP, PC (...

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Aberdeen and Temair, Marchioness of, (Ishbel Maria) (1857–18 April 1939)  

GBE 1931

Born 1857; d of 1st Baron Tweedmouth; m 1877, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (d 1934); two s one d; died 18 April 1939

JP...

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Aberdeen and Temair, June Marchioness of, ((Beatrice Mary) June Gordon) (29 Dec. 1913–22 June 2009)  

CBE 1989 (MBE 1971); DL

Born 29 Dec. 1913; d of Arthur Paul Boissier, MA, and Dorothy Christina Leslie Smith; m 1939, David George Ian Alexander Gordon (later 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, CBE, TD) (...

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Abergavenny, Marchioness of, (Mary Patricia Nevill) (20 Oct. 1915–22 Feb. 2005)  

DCVO 1981 (CVO 1970)

Born 20 Oct. 1915; d of late Lt-Col John Fenwick Harrison, Royal Horse Guards, and Hon. Margery Olive Edith, d of 3rd Baron Burnham, DSO; ...

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Acheson, Anne Crawford, (died 13 March 1962), sculptor  

CBE 1919; FRBS, ARCA

Born Ireland; unmarried; died 13 March 1962

sculptor

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Achurch, Janet, (Janet Sharp), (17 Jan. 1863–11 Sept. 1916)  

Born Lancashire, 17 Jan. 1863; d of William Prior Sharp; m 1889, Charles Martin (Charles Charrington, actor); one d; died 11 Sept. 1916

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Ackroyd, Dame (Dorothy) Elizabeth, (13 Aug. 1910–28 June 1987), Chairman, Patients Association, since 1978  

DBE 1970; MA, BLitt (Oxon)

Born 13 Aug. 1910; d of late Major Charles Harris Ackroyd, MC; died 28 June 1987

Chairman, Patients Association, since 1978

privately; St Hugh’s Coll., Oxford...

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Acton, Dame (Ellen) Marian, (23 Aug. 1887–9 April 1971), Deputy Controller from 1921, Comptroller, 1936–63, Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops; retd September 1963  

DBE 1951 (CBE 1920; OBE 1918)

Born 23 Aug. 1887; died 9 April 1971

Deputy Controller from 1921, Comptroller, 1936–63, Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops; retd September ...

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Adair, Mrs Cornelia, (1864–22 Sept. 1922)  

Born e d of Gen. Wadsworth (d 1864), of New York and Mary, d of late William Wharton; m 1st, 1858, Col Montgomery Ritchie (d 1864); 2nd, ...

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Adam Smith, Janet Buchanan, (Mrs John Carleton), (9 Dec. 1905–11 Sept. 1999), author and journalist  

OBE 1982

Born 9 Dec. 1905; d of late Very Rev. Sir George Adam Smith, Principal of Aberdeen Univ. and Lilian, d of Sir George Buchanan, FRS; ...

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Adam, Mrs George, (Helen Pearl), (25 April 1882–2 Jan. 1957)  

Born 25 April 1882; d of late Joseph Alfred Humphry and Charlotte Eliza Humphry, Madge of Truth; m 1909, George Jefferys Adam (d 1930...

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Adam, Madame Juliette, (4 Oct. 1836–23 Aug. 1936)  

Born Verberie, 4 Oct. 1836; née Juliette Lamber; m 1st, M. de la Messine; 2nd, 1868, M. Edmond Adam (d 1877); died 23 Aug. 1936...

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Adam, Madge Gertrude, (6 March 1912–25 Aug. 2001), University Lecturer (Astronomy), Department of Astrophysics, University Observatory, Oxford, 1947–79; Research Fellow, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 1957–79, then Emeritus Fellow  

DPhil; FRAS

Born 6 March 1912; 2nd d of late John Gill Simpson and Gertrude Adam; unmarried; died 25 Aug. 2001

University Lecturer (Astronomy), Department of Astrophysics, University Observatory, Oxford, ...

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Adams, Miss E. Proby, (died 18 Dec. 1945), portrait and animal painter; does mural decoration and book illustrations, and exhibits flower-paintings, landscapes and interiors  

SGA

Born St Luke’s Day, Sudbury, Suffolk, of Irish extraction; died 18 Dec. 1945

portrait and animal painter; does mural decoration and book illustrations, and exhibits flower-paintings, landscapes and interiors...

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Adams, Rev. Prof. Marilyn Mccord, (12 Oct. 1943–22 March 2017), Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford, 2004–09; Canon Residentiary of Christ Church, Oxford, 2004–09; Recurrent Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 2013–15  

PhD, DD

Born 12 Oct. 1943; d of William Clark McCord and Wilmah Brown McCord; m 1966, Prof. Robert Merrihew Adams, FBA; died 22 March 2017...

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Adams, Mary Grace Agnes (Mrs Vyvyan Adams), (10 March 1898–15 May 1984)  

OBE 1953

Born Hermitage, Berks, 10 March 1898; o d of late Catherine Elizabeth Mary and Edward Bloxham Campin; m 1925, S. Vyvyan T. Adams (...

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Adamson, Estelle Inez Ommanney, (21 May 1910–25 March 1990), Director of Nursing, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, 1965–70, retired  

OBE 1962

Born 21 May 1910; d of late R. O. Adamson, MA, MD, and late Evelyn Mary Ommanney; died 25 March 1990

Director of Nursing, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, ...

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Adamson, Mrs Jennie Laurel, (9 May 1882–25 April 1962)  

Born 9 May 1882; née Johnston; m 1902, William Murdoch Adamson, formerly MP for Cannock Staffs and a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury (d...