Katharine Mina Courtauld

The Courtauld family established themselves as major silk manufacturers around Bocking in Essex.

The Courtauld family established themselves as major silk manufacturers around Bocking in Essex. As Unitarians the family were supporters of social reform and of suffrage. In 1866 two members of the family signed the suffrage petition to Parliament. Katherine Mina Courtauld carried on the family tradition, becoming Secretary of the North-West Essex branch of the NUWSS suffrage society. Katherine was a parish councillor in the 1890’s.. She also joined Essex County Council in 1919. 

 

 

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