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The photograph was taken by society photographer Alice Hughes around the time of Lady Marjoirie's marriage.Marjorie Nunburnholme aka Marjorie Cecilia (née Wynn-Carrington), Lady Nunburnholme (April 4, 1880 - June 17, 1968), was the wife of 2nd Baron Nunburnholme and the daughter of 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire. On November 3 1938, a large group of Neilans' feminist friends and colleagues wrote a letter to the editor of The Times requesting donations for a presentation of a gift to Alison Nielans. Among the women signatories of the “wide circle of friends” who wished “to pay a public tribute to the magnificent work” Nielans had accomplished were Nina Boyle, Nancy Astor, Margery Corbett Ashby, Marjorie Nunburnholme, Eva Harterr, Vera Laughton Matthews, Maude Royden, Jane Walker and Helen Wilson. Nina Boyle, Dr. Maude Royden and Nancy Astor were among the speakers. Nancy Astor “proposed Miss Nielans’s health,” and demonstrated the quick wit she was known for in claiming that Nielans’ successful contribution to the raising of the age of consent bill “had changed the lives of thousands of men throughout the world”. The Times did not report the content of Nina Boyle’s and Maude Royden’s speeches but quoted the Archbishop of York’s admiration that Nielans “manfully stood for the fundamental unity of moral law and ideal for all persons, races and sexes”. Several lesbians and spinsters in the international feminist sorority were attributed with masculine characteristics in association with their work. Nina Boyle was considered “mannish.” Alison Neilans was seen as “manfully” carrying out her duties. Katharine Furse was remembered in obituaries, as much for her physical prowess as a champion skier, as for her role in international feminism.

Marjorie Cecilia Wynn-Carrington was born at Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of Charles Robert Wynn Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire and Hon Cecilia Margaret Harbord, 1st dau. by his first wife of Charles Harbord, 5th Baron Suffield. In 1901 Marjorie married Charles Henry Wellesley Wilson (1875-1924), 2nd Baron Nunburnholme, one of the heirs to the Thomas Wilson Sons & Co., a Hull-based shipping company that built a near-monopoly over affordable travel packages from Scandinavia and the Baltic. They had the following children: Hon. Cecilia Monica Wilson, Countess Winterton (1902-1974), married Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton; Hon. Charles John Wilson, 3rd Baron Numburnholme (1904-1974) and Pilot Officer The Hon. Robert David Wilson (1916-1941). The Wilson family estate was Warter Priory, near Nunburnholme in East Yorkshire.

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