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Was Your Ancestor a Suffragette?

Introduction:

The Suffragettes, were a group of women who campaigned for the right to vote.  Unlike other groups such as the Suffragists, who also wanted votes for women, the Suffragettes used militant action in their campaign.  As a result of this action many Suffragettes were arrested, but campaigned further by going on hunger strikes.  The Suffragettes continued to campaign until the First World War, when their attention turned to helping the war effort.

 

Leaders:

There were three Suffragette Leaders:  Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, her daughter Miss Christabel Pankhurst, and Mrs. Flora Drummond.

Surname Forenames
PANKHURST Mrs. Emmeline
PANKHURST Miss Christabel
DRUMMOND Mrs. Flora

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Thirty-Seven Arrests
On 13 October, 1908, thirty-seven arrests were made.
Twenty-four Suffragettes Arrested:
ANSELL, Miss
BILLING, Miss Elizabeth
BOUTELLE, Miss Grace Hodsdon
BRAY, Miss Winifred
BRINDLEY, Miss Maud
BROWNE, Miss
CAPPER, Miss Mabel
COATES, Miss Janet
CODD, Miss Clara M.
DUNLOP, Miss Wallace
FLATMAN, Miss
FLOYD, Miss Lettice Annie

GREY, Mrs.

LAMB, Miss Acta
LEIGH, Miss Mary
LLEWELLYN, Miss G. E.
MARTIN, Miss Selina
MITCHELL, Miss M. A.
SHALLARD, Miss Amy Dorothy
SMITH, Miss Helen
TANNER, Mrs. Kathleen
REDHEAD, Miss Mary Ann
WILLIAMS, Mrs. Florence
WRIGHT, Miss Ada Cecile Granville
In Addition Thirteen Men Were Arrested:
AYLWARD, James
BOND, Albert
BOND, Richard
BROWN, Albert Henry
BUTLER, John Thomas
CHAASE, Henry
COLLET, Henry Justus
COOKSON, Charles
GURNTER, Albert
MADDEN, Patrick
PAYNE, Henry George
PEAK, Harold
SMITH, Alfred


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Other Known Suffragettes:
Surname Forenames  
ALLEN Mary  
BILLINGTON Miss Teresa  
CHAPMAN Mrs.  
DAVISON Emily  
HICKS Mrs.  
KENNEY Miss Annie  
KNIGHT Eliza Adelaide
LYTTON Constance  
MASON Mrs. Monck  
MCPHUN Frances  
MCPHUN Margaret  
MOORHEAD Mrs. Ethel  
PANKHURST Sylvia  
ROE Mrs.  
SCOTT Arabella  
SYMONS Mrs. Margaret Travers  
TURLE Miss C.  

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Sources:
- BBC Online
- Britain 1815-1918, Collins Educational (1998)
- History of Scottish Women's Suffrage Movement
- PRO Website
- Suffragettes - Give Women the Vote!
- The Daily Mirror, Fri, April 27, 1906
- The Daily Mirror, October, 1908
- xrefer - Women's Movement

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