Mary Merryweather

Gender: Female

Born: 1813

Died: 1880

Education: St Thomas' Hospital Nursing School

Occupation: Nursing

1866 Petition: Yes

Petition Area: Dover Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England


Other sources:
Elizabeth Crawford, The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866?1928 (2001); Leah Leneman, A Guid Cause: The Women's Suffrage Movement in Scotland (1991)

Further Information:

Additional Information: Aside from signing the 1866 petition, Mary had some shares in the English Woman's Journal.

Other Suffrage Activities: Mary was a Quaker and opened a day nursery and night school for women working at the silk factory owned by the Courtauld family at their request. After training as a nurse, she founded a training school for nurses in 1862 in Liverpool, where she signed the 1866 petition. In 1867, she was a member of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, and was a member of the governing council of the London School of Medicine for Women.

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