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Frances Power Cobbe (December 4, 1822 – April 5, 1904)

Frances Power Cobbe was an Irish writer, social reformer, anti-vivisection activist, and leading women's suffrage campaigner. She formed a marriage with sculptor Mary Lloyd, whom she met in Rome in 1861 and lived with from 1864 until Lloyd's death. Cobbe referred to Lloyd alternately as "husband," "wife," and "dear friend." Cobbe founded the Society for the Protection of Animals Liable to Vivisection in 1875, the world's first organization campaigning against animal experiments, and in 1898 the BUAV. Cobbe was a member of the executive council of the London National Society for Women's Suffrage and writer of editorial columns for London newspapers on suffrage, property rights for women, and opposition to vivisection. Lloyd studied and worked with French artist Rosa Bonheur. In 1853, she worked in the studio of Welsh sculptor John Gibson in Rome, along with sculptor Harriet Hosmer. In 1858, Lloyd inherited a share in the Welsh landed estate of Hengwrt. This allowed Lloyd to refer to herself as a landed proprietor when signing petitions supporting women's suffrage, and gave her some local political rights, such as the ability to appoint a vicar. They are buried together in the churchyard at Llanelltyd, Wales.

Timeline & Places:

December 4, 1822: born at Newbridge House, Newbridge Demesne, Donabate, Co. Dublin, Irlanda

1855: lived at 15 Connaught Square, London W2 2HG, Regno Unito

1858 to 1859: lived at 1 Park Row, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol BS36 2BS, Regno Unito, sharing with Mary Carpenter.

1858 to 1859: worked at The Red Lodge Museum, Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ, Regno Unito

1860s: lived at Tan Llan, Llanelltyd, Dolgellau LL40 2ST, Regno Unito, sharing with Mary Lloyd

1862 to 1884: lived at 26 Hereford Square, Kensington, London SW7, Regno Unito, sharing with Mary Lloyd

1890s: lived at Tyn-y-Celyn, Llanelltyd, Dolgellau LL40 2TA, Regno Unito, sharing with Mary Lloyd

April 5, 1904: death. Buried at St Illtud, Dolgellau LL40 2ST, Regno Unito. Buried alongside: Mary Lloyd (January 23, 1819 – 1896). Memorial at Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Rd, London NW10 5NU, Regno Unito


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