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These women have no descendants to tell their stories, so we have preserved their memories here. You can access the stories by clicking on the women's names below.

Edith Ackerley 1892-1970 from Altrincham, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 9 minute read.

Norah Penelope Adamson 1881-1905 from Hetton le Hole, County Durham - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 3 minute read.

Jane Atkinson Aldridge 1868-1947 from Lancaster, Lancashire – Accident, No Descendants, Women at Work, The Mount School. 6 minute read.

Marian Barker 1882-1942 from Boston, Lincolnshire - Child Mortality, No Descendants, Sickness. 4 minute read.

Ellen Aitken Bayley 1892-1980 from Dalston, Middlesex – No Descendants, Suicide, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. Warning, this story includes an account of suicide. 4 minute read.

Ethel May Bayley 1892-1974 from Chesham, Buckinghamshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 4 minute read.

Lilian Bell, later Lilian Birkett 1890-1913 from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland - No Descendants, Sickness, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 2 minute read.

Maria Bindon, later Maria Tylee 1835-1884 from Bathampton, Somerset - Illegitimacy, Lawbreaking, Murder, No Descendants, Prostitution. 4 minute read.

Annie Binks 1871-1964 from South Shields, County Durham - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 4 minute read.

Caroline Body, later Caroline Banwell, afterwards Caroline Phillips 1886-1944 from Biddisham, Somerset – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 4 minute read.

Edith Wilkie Borrowdale 1876-1924 from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 10 minute read.

Maria Louisa Buckley from Sandbach, Cheshire 1890-1961 – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College 7 minute read.

Elsie Burrows 1890-1835 from Frodsham, Cheshire - No Descendants, Suicide, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. Warning, this story includes an account of suicide.12 minute read. 

Ellen Clara Bush, later Ellen Clara Helps 1887- from Baltonsborough, Somerset – Child Mortality, Murder, No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 7 minute read.  

Anne Hemsley (Annie) Buttercase 1864-1928 from Largo, Fife, Scotland - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 2 minute read.

Pauline Mary Josephine Calazel 1876-1960 from Glasgow, Scotland – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 20 minute read.

Margaret Cameron, later Margaret Tyer 1863-1943 from Elie, Fife, Scotland - Accident, Women at Work. 5 minute read.

Dulcie Martha Rose Cottle 1895-1956 from Radstock, Somerset – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 7 minute read.  

Rebecca Cotton c.1765-1797 from Mottistone, Isle of Wight – Illegitimacy, No Descendants. 14 minute read.

Margaret Evans 1865-1933 from Ebbw Vale, Wales – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 8 minute read.

Dorothy Margaret Cash 1885-1964 from Wandsworth, Surrey – No Descendants, Women at Work, The Mount School. 2 minute read​.

Isabel Cayley 1873-1957 from Scampston, Lincolnshire Lily Ann Cotter 1896-1954 from Tiverton, Devon – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 5 minute read.

May Churchill Clapton 1894-1972 from Wandsworth, Surrey – No Descendants, Women at War, Voluntary Aid Detachment Personnel. 3 minute read.

Elizabeth Mary Collins 1891-1964 from Crewe, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 3 minute read.

Lily Ann Cotter 1896-1954 from Tiverton, Devon – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 6 minute read.

Alice Jubilee Crouch 1887-1970 from Bristol, Somerset – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 3 minute read.

Nellie Etches 1891-1967 from Market Drayton, Shropshire – No Descendants, Women at War, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 9 minute read.

Margaret Evans 1865-1933 from Ebbw Vale, Wales – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 8 minute read.

Eliza Margaret Fearn 1860-1879 from Mexborough, Yorkshire - Abandonment, Lawbreaking, No Descendants, Poverty, Leeds Girls' Industrial School. 8 minute read.

Dorothy Furnace, later Dorothy Storey 1895-1967 and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Furnace, later Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Wilson 1897-1987 from Keswick, Cumberland - No Descendants, Women at War, Women at Work, VAD Personnel. 6 minute read.

Fanny Gwendoline Gallimore, later Fanny Gwendoline Oldham 1892-1975 from Sandbach, Cheshire - No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 7 minute read. 

Florence Marion Gibbon 1890-1965 from Altrincham, Cheshire - No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 8 minute read.

Edith Eileen Godson 1894-1975 from Heckington, Lincolnshire – No Descendants, Women at War, Women at Work, VAD Personnel. 2 minute read.

Esther or Edith Hartley c.1889-1969 from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland - Accident, No Descendants, Sickness, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 4 minute read.

Annie Hoole, later Annie Ross 1891-1975 from Leftwich, Cheshire - Accident, No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 7 minute read.

Ada Bessie Hucker 1896-1973 from Catcott, Somerset – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 3 minute read.

Lily Hymers 1880-1903, from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland- No Descendants, Sickness, Suicide, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 4 minute read.

Evelyn Altham Jackson, later Evelyn Altham Lowe 1877-1964 from Brinley, Cambridgeshire - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 3 minute read.

Bessie Jones 1891-1967 from Upton, Cheshire – No Descendants, Woman at War, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 6 minute read.

Dora Jones, later Dora White 1891-1970 from Knutsford, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 11 minute read.

 

Dorothy Jones 1891-1977 from Seacombe, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 8 minute read.

Emily Adams King later Emily Adams Berry 1890-1936 from Droylsden, Lancashire  - No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 5 minute read.

The Leighton Sisters from Herne Hill, Lambeth, Surrey Ada Florence 1870-1863, Frances Mary 1871-1970, Caroline Jessie 1874-1965, Lottie Matilda 1877-1964 and Gertrude Fanny 1880-1931 - Mental Health, No Descendants, Women at Work. 15 minute read.

Frances Emma Ludlam, 1871-1916 from Walton on the Hill, Surrey - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 6 minute read.

Selina Melville 1869-1952 from France - Alcoholism, No Descendants, St. Joseph’s Inebriate Reformatory. 5 minute read.

Muriel Osmond Mesney c.1893-1928 from Sticklepath, Devon, born in Sarawak, Borneo - No Descendants, Women at War, Voluntary Aid Detachment Personnel. 8 minute read.

Hannah Mary Morris, later Hannah Mary Bailey 1890-1982 from Abergavenny, Montgomeryshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 3 minute read.

Julia Oliver 1895-1988 from Bristol, Somerset - No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 3 minute read.

Alice Mabel Paget-Tomlinson, aka Mabel Paget-Tomlinson 1876-1953 from Great Crosby, Lancashire – No Descendants, Women at War, Voluntary Aid Detachment Personnel. 4 minute read.

Margaret Hunter Pearson, 1869-1943 from Campbell Town, Argyllshire, Scotland – No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 6 minute read.

Elizabeth Poskitt 1885-1954 from Pontefract, Yorkshire – Disability, No Descendants, Women at War, Voluntary Aid Detachment Personnel. 3 minute read.

Amelia Pressly 1881-1978 from Aberdeen, Scotland - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital.  3 minute read.

Florence Dent Priestman 1885-1972 and Margaret Priestman 1885-1930 from Hull, Yorkshire – Activism, No Descendants, Suicide, Women at Work, The Mount School. Please note that this story includes an account of a suicide. 8 minute read.

Eleanor Quayle, later Eleanor Beard 1891-1961 from Hyde, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 8 minute read.

Winifred Alice Reid 'Reidie' 1891-1969 from Leytonstone, Essex - No Descendants, Women at Work. 3 minute read.

Elsie Robinson 1888-1980 from Northwich, Cheshire – No Descendants, Voluntary Aid Detachment Personnel, Women at War, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 4 minute read.

Florence Roscoe 1891-1913 from Crewe, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 4 minute read.

Lilian Evelyn, aka Lilian Ethel Ryder, later Lilian Evelyn Booth 1890-1985 and Ivy Grace, aka Grace Joy Ryder 1892-1969 from Sandbach, Cheshire – No Descendants (Ivy), Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 10 minute read.

Jessie Russell, later Jessie Burrow c.1865-? Cobham, Kent - No Descendants, Women at Work, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 10 minute read.

Margery Sample 1889-1912 from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland - No Descendants, Sickness, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 4 minute read.

Elsie Heaton Sault 1892-1987 from Great Meols, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 6 minute read.

Margaret Scott 1867-? from Edinburgh, Scotland - No Descendants, Sickness, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 2 minute read.

Beatrice Amy Shepherd, later Beatrice Amy Prickman 1872-1964 from Newton Arloch, Cumberland - No Descendants, VAD Personnel, Women at War. 9 minute read.

Jane Short 1884-1891 from Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland - Child Mortality, Lawbreaking, No Descendants, Sickness, Fleming Memorial Hospital. 5 minute read.

Winnifred Snell 1887-1966 from Gosport, Hampshire - No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 3 minute read.

Mary Annie Summers 1896-1920 from Ashcott, Somerset - No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 3 minute read.

The Tangye Girls Sarah Tangye, later Sarah Price 1845-1932 from Illogan, Cornwall; Annie Jayne Tangye 1861--1947 from Birmingham, Worcestershire; Barbara Catherine Tangye, later Barbara Catherine Smith 1904-1991 from Kings Norton, Worcestershire – No Descendants, Women at Work, The Mount School. 8 minute read.

Leah Leona Urinowski 1891-1978 from Liscard, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 4 minute read.

Gladys Annie Vincent 1895-1955 from Somerton, Somerset - No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 10 minute read.

Annie Clark Warburton 1891-1963 –from Bosden, Cheshire - No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 6 minute read.

Alma Willment, later Alma Webber 1885-1985 from Henlade, Somerset - No Descendants, Women at Work, Grange School of Housewifery. 4 minute read.

Amy Berta Minto Wilson 1883-1978 and Alice Victoria Minto Wilson 1885-1964 from Walthamstow, Essex – No Descendants, Women at Work, VAD Personnel, The Mount School. 3 minute read.

Hilda Wright, later Hilda Fowles 1890-1989 from Nantwich, Cheshire – No Descendants, Women at Work, Cheshire County Training College. 3 minute read.

Georgina Wyche 1875-1901 from Highbury, London - Mental Health, No Descendants, Suicide, Women at Work. Warning, this story includes an account of suicide. 5 minute read.

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