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Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd (1847–1867)
Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton (1867–1887)
Emily Caroline (Lena) Massingberd (1887–1897)


Suffragist, and anti-vivisection and temperance campaigner. Married her second cousin Edmund Langton in 1867. Resided principally in Bournemouth. Succeeded to the estate of Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire, in 1887 and resumed her maiden name of Massingberd. Founded a women’s club, the Pioneer Club in London, in 1892.


ODNB s.v. Massingberd, Emily Caroline Langton.


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.