Frances Mary Buss was a pioneer of women's education and the first woman to use the title 'headmistress'. She served as the head of the North London Collegiate School for Ladies until the end of her working life, and also founded the Camden School for Girls in 1871. Buss was active in campaigning for women's suffrage and for equal educational rights, and established the Association of Head Mistresses, the Teachers' Guild and the Cambridge Training College.
Grace Sherwood, a Virginia midwife and farmer, is the last person convicted by the state of Virginia for the crime of witchcraft. Sherwood was imprisoned in 1706 after trial by ducking, 'proving' her guilt. Prior to her conviction, Sherwood had been accused and stood trial on at least two previous occasions.