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  • Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)
    1871 English Census; Annie & Frank Besant with Arthur & Mabel. Leckhampton Gloucestershire. *Annie was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish...
  • Doris Thelma Holland (1910 - 1995)
    Image courtesy National Portrait Gallery UK.*More commonly known as "THELMA", she was born "DORIS THELMA BESANT" in Victoria (with her birth registered as such and her later enrolled under that same na...
  • Sir Walter Besant (1836 - 1901)
    1881 English Census; Walter & Mary Besant with Philip, Celie .Kensington Middlesex.*Sir Walter Besant (14 August 1836 – 9 June 1901), was a novelist and historian who lived largely in London. His siste...
  • Ada Matilda Besant (1871 - 1964)
    Following the death of her first husband Alfred Besant, Ada later remarried Charkes Stephens.
  • Ada Jane Besant (1869 - 1959)
    1881 English Census; Ada Besant with parents & siblings. Christian Madford Wiltshire.

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