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Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts
Birth: Apr. 24, 1814
Death: Dec. 30, 1906

British Aristocracy, Philanthropist. Born Angela Georgina Burdett the daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet and Sophia Coutts. At the age of 23 she inherited the vast fortune of her grandfather, Thomas Coutts and a month later legally changed to Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts by Royal License. In an effort to improve condition for London's poor, she established a sewing school for women at Spitalfields where they could be taught, fed, and provided with work. She purchased in its entirety a slum at Nova Scotia Gardens, demolishing it and building model homes for about two hundred families, which were rented out at low cost. In 1844 Charles Dickens dedicated his novel Martin Chuzzelwit to her. Among other efforts, she was interested in the rehabilitation of so-called fallen women and with the assistance of friend Charles Dickens, Urania College, at which they could acquire new skills, was established in 1847, she financed the first archaeological survey of Jerusalem in 1864, during the Crimean War she lent support the families of the soldiers, she was an early supporter of London's Brompton Cancer Hospital. She was created 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts in June 1871. In 1881 she married her 27-year-old protégé and secretary, William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett, who by royal license took the name of Burdett-Coutts. She established the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in 1883, and by 1905 it was estimated to have donated more than £3 million to various charitable concerns. She succumbed to acute bronchitis at age 92 at her home in Piccadilly and was interred a week later at Westminster Abbey. Without heirs, her Barony became extinct upon her death. Edward VII was quoted as saying of her: "After my mother, the most remarkable woman in the kingdom." (bio by: Iola) 
 
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  William Lehman Ashmead-Barlett Burdett-Coutts (1851 - 1921)*
 
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Cause of death: Bronchitis
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: Nave
 
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Record added: Feb 28, 2001
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