Baldwin, Lucy, 1869-1945 (Countess Baldwin of Bewdley campaigner for maternity care)
Lucy 'Cissie' Ridsdale was born on 19 January 1869 in Bayswater, London. She was the eldest daughter of Edward Lucas Jenks Ridsdale (1833-1901) and his wife, Esther Lucy Thacker (d. 1909). She was brought up in Rottingdean, Sussex. She married Stanley Baldwin on 12 September 1892 in Rottingdean parish church. They had seven children, six of whom survived to adulthood. She was a noted campaigner for improved maternity care - she was chair of the National Birthday Trust Fund from 1928, established the Anaesthetics Fund in 1929 and her work contributed towards the Midwives Act of 1936. She died from a heart attack on 17 June 1945 at the Baldwin family home, Astley Hall, near Stourport, and was later interred with her husband in Worcester Cathedral following his death in 1947.
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Settlement of Edward Lucas Jenks Ridsdale and wife, Esther Lucy Ridsdale, in favour of their children: Edward Aurelian Ridsdale; Arthur Errington Ridsdale; Julian Ridsdale; Lucy Baldwin [wife of Stanley Baldwin]; Lilian Esther Ridsdale.
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