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Meredith [née Lloyd], Susanna (1823–1901), philanthropist

Bill Forsythe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Meredith [née Lloyd], Susanna (1823–1901), philanthropist, was born in southern Ireland, the eldest of four daughters of the governor of Cork county gaol. Her early life is obscure. Her physician husband died of cholera a few years after they married, leaving her a childless widow; she never remarried. At about this time she was teaching local poor women to earn a living by crocheting lace. In 1860 her father died and she went with her mother and sister, ...

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