Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Merrington, Martha
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1875: In Kensington, Martha Merrington became the...
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In Kensington, Martha Merrington
became the first of many women elected as a Poor Law Guardian; previously women had carried out poor law work after being conscripted or acclaimed without contest in elections.
1884: Louisa Twining was elected Poor Law Guardian...