Person    | Female  Born 1801  Died 3/10/1865

Mary Tealby

Categories: Animals

Mary Tealby

Founded what is now the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Born Huntingdon as Mary Bates. Married Robert Chapman Tealby and moved to Hull by 1841. She separated from her husband and moved to London to live with her father and brother, the Revd Edward Bates, in Victoria Road (now Chillingworth Road) N7.

She became an active supporter of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Islington Gazette of 6 October 1860 reported her concern about the suffering of all the starving dogs that were in the area. Near to her home she established the home for lost dogs. Died in Bedfordshire.

Buried at Church of St Andrew, Biggleswade, where every year, on the anniversary of her death, the Chief Executive of Battersea, accompanied by one dog from the home, lays a wreath on her grave.

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Mary Tealby

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Mary Tealby

Mary Tealby, 1801-1865, founded the Home for Lost & Starving Dogs (now Ba...

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Pets - at least 5

Pets - at least 5

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1 memorial
Bernard N. Mills

Bernard N. Mills

Second son of Bertram.  The picture shows him with his brother, Cyril.  We think Bernard is on the left.  Died at home in London.

Person, Animals, Theatre

1 memorial
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Started by Samuel Gurney MP and the barrister, Edward Thomas Wakefield. Founded as the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association it changed its name to include cattle troughs in 1867.  London...

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36 memorials
South East Working Donkey Group

South East Working Donkey Group

Part of the Donkey Sanctuary, we think.

Group, Animals

1 memorial
Frances Power Cobbe

Frances Power Cobbe

Irish social reformer and suffragist. Writer, social reformer, anti-vivisection activist and leading women's suffrage campaigner. She founded a number of animal advocacy groups, including the Nati...

Person, Animals, Gender Issues, Ireland, Wales

1 memorial