Browse Biographies of Scottish Women

Browse a complete list of biographies in the database, ordered by surname or date.

BiographyDatesBiography Extract
Abercrombie, Barbara born 1811 Founder of Ladies' Highland Association ... Read more
Baird, Lady May 1901-1983 Medical administrator, governor of BBC ... Read more
Banks, Elizabeth Lindsay 1849 to 1933-09-01 Kindergarten mistress and authority on kindergarten ... Read more
Bell, Jane 1873-03-16 to 1959-08-06 Hospital matron in Sydney Australia, emigrated ... Read more
Bowes, Euphemia Bridges 1816 to 1900-11-12 Social reformer, emigrated to Australia 1838 See ... Read more
Brown, Margaret Hamilton 1858-05-20 to 1896-12-05 Headmistress, emigrated to Australia in 1863 ... Read more
Buntine, Agnes c.1822 to 1896-02-29 Pastoralist, bullocky, emigrated to Australia 1839. ... Read more
Cairns, Elizabeth 1685-1741 Writer. Read more
Campbell, Dorothea Primrose 1792-05-04 to 1863-01-06 Poet and novelist, teacher by 1812, ... Read more
Campbell, Harriette 1817-08-00 to 1841-02-15 Writer. Read more
Campbell, Alison died 1608 Minister's wife, married former monk and ... Read more
Clerk, Janet c.1686-1760 Author of spiritual diary 1710-59     ... Read more
Cobbald, Lady Evelyn 1867-07-17 to 1963-01-25 Traveller and convert to Islam, wrote ... Read more
Cochrane, Marion died 1559 Tenant farmer in Lessudden, Roxburghshire See Oxford ... Read more
Cockburn, Catharine 1674-08-16 to 1749-05-11 Writer, birthdate prob 16 Aug 1674 ... Read more
countess of Douglas, duchess of Touraine, Margaret Born before 1373? died 1450/1 Noblewoman and liferenter of Galloway , ... Read more
Creswick, Alice Ishbel Hay 1889-04-21 to 1973-10-24 Red Cross commandant and kindergarten administrator, ... Read more
Crichton, Grizel Heroine, saved her father from execution ... Read more
Dalgarno, Isabella 1805 to 1878-06-18 Temperance advocate, visited Australia to speak ... Read more
Davies, Eliza born 1821 Writer, schoolteacher, evangelist for  The Church ... Read more
de Coucy, Queen of Scots, Marie C.1218-1285 Second wife of Alexander II, See ... Read more
Donnan, Jeanie 19 Nov 1866-14 May 1942 The Galloway poetess. Read more
Elder, Margaret Gardener, nurserywoman and writer ... Read more
Elliot, Agnes 1731-78 Correspondent, member of London society ... Read more
Elliot, Lady Minto, Helen died 1774 Lady Directress Edinburgh Assembly ... Read more
Ewen, Elizabeth Latto 1875-1965 Aberdeen's first female General Practitioner ... Read more
Fell, Helen Wilson 1849-07-27 to 1935-04-13 Diarist and philanthropist, emigrated to Australia ... Read more
Fletcher, Martha 1700-80 Correspondent, estate manager. Read more
Fletcher, Lady Milton, Elizabeth 1700-82 Lady Directess Edinburgh Assembly ... Read more
Foott, Mary Hannay 1846-09-26 to 1918-10-12 Teacher and poet, emigrated to Australia ... Read more
Forbes, Barbara fl 1625 died 1673 Philanthropist, early Quaker. Read more
Forbes, Lady Rothiemay, Katherine c.1583-c.1652 Noblewoman, philanthropist    . Read more
Goodlet, Ann Alison 1824-09-26 to 1903-01-03 Church worker and philanthropist, born c. ... Read more
Grant, Lilas died c.1643 Letter-writer and possibly poet, married John ... Read more
Grant, Elizabeth born 1744/5 to 1828-02-27  songwriter, married Captain James Grant of ... Read more
Guild, Jean 1573-12-00 to 1667-01-09 Philanthropist, baptised 27 Dec 1573established fund ... Read more
Gunn, Mary 1884-12-19 to 1967-05-11 Eistedfodd secretary, emigrated to Australia 1913. ... Read more
Hamilton, duchess of Atholl, Katherine 1662-10-24 to 1707-01-10 Noblewoman, political commentator and religious writer, ... Read more
Harris, Mary Packer 1891-07-30 to 1978-08-26 Teacher of art, educated and taught ... Read more
Harwood, Marian Fleming 1846-03-09 to 1934-07-29 Scholar, pacifist, philanthropist, emigrated to Australia ... Read more
Inglis, Margaret Maxwell 1774-10-27 to 1843-12-21 Poet, married Mr Finlay, then in ... Read more
Jull, Roberta Henrietta Margaritta 1872-08-16 to 1921-03-06 Medical practitioner, emigrated to Australia 1896 See ... Read more
Kirkland, Katherine 1808-02-23 to 1892-06-10 Memoirist,. Read more
Lady Colquhoun, Janet 1781-04-17 to 1846-10-21 Writer and philanthropist. Read more
Leslie, countess of Morton, Agnes died c.1606 Noblewoman and household manager, daughter of ... Read more
Macintyre, Sheila 1910-04-23 to 1960-03-21 Mathematician, teacher and assistant lecturer at ... Read more
Mackintosh, Grace 1890-09-05 to 1954-03-23 Headmistress and college lecturer, emigrated to ... Read more
MacLaren, Eveline 1883-1955 One of the first two women ... Read more
Macquarie, Elizabeth Henrietta 1778 to 1835-03-11 In 1809 travelled to New South ... Read more
McCorkindale, Isabella 1885-01-05 to 1971-02-24 Termperance worker, emigrated to Australia in ... Read more
McCready, Georgina 1886-12-17 to 1980-09-16 Nurse, trade unionist and administrator, educated ... Read more
McLean, Margaret 1845-04-07 to 1923-02-14 Temperance advocate and feminist, emigrated to ... Read more
Melville, Elizabeth Helen Callander Married in 1840, went to Sierra ... Read more
Montgomery, Christina Smith 1870-03-21 to 1965-08-27 Headmistress, emigrated to Australia 1884 (aged ... Read more
Murray of Stanhope, Grisell, Lady 1692-1759 Memoirist. Read more
Murray, countess of Dunmore, Katherine 1814-08-31 to 1886-02-12 Promoter of Harris Tweed industry, ... Read more
Murray, duchess of Atholl, Anne 1814-06-17 to 1897-05-18 Courtier, married George Murray Baron Glenlyon ... Read more
Rankine, Kitty 1550-1603 Witch of Abergeldie. Read more
Robertson, Janet Walker 1850-06-10 to 1940-11-27 Costumier and teacher. Read more
Robertson, Helen Lothian 1848 to 1937-06-22 Tailoress and trade unionist ... Read more
Ross, Catherine 1635 to 1697-07-10 Memoirist and writer, married John Ross ... Read more
Schutt, Helen Macpherson 1874-04-17 to 1951-04-19 Philanthropist, . Read more
Smith, Christina 1809-07-25 to 1893-04-28 Teacher and missionary, ... Read more
Steuart Denham, Lady Frances 1722-1789 Author of memoir. Read more
Stewart, Flora Shaw 1886-08-28 to 1979-05-13 Hotelkeeper in Papua New Guinea ... Read more
Stewart, Christina 1777-1829 Clearance landlord. Read more
Stoddard, Mary 1852-00-00 to 1901-06-10 Artist, born 1852?  married in Edinburgh, ... Read more
Story, Janet Leith 1820-11 Sept 1926 Writer of novels, memoirs, and children's ... Read more
Stuart, Josephine born 1883 One of first two women law ... Read more
Sutherland, Sulina Murray MacDonald 1839-12-26 to 1909-10-08 Nurse and child welfare worker, emigrated ... Read more
Taylor, Rachel Annand 1876-1960 Poet, journalist, teacher. Read more
Thomson, Jean 1881-1940 First Scottish policewoman. Read more
Turriff, Haldane Colquhoun 1834-01-12 to 1922-02-05 Hospital nurse, emigrated as a Nightingale ... Read more
Wardlaw, Elizabeth 1677-04-15 to 1727 Writer. Read more
Watson, Ethel Lucy died 1954 Secretary of  Women's Foreign Missionary Committee ... Read more
Wedderburn, Elizabeth (Betty) 1731-1758 Friend of Enlightenment figures ... Read more