Laura McLaren, Baroness Aberconway
|Born||Laura Elizabeth Pochin
14 May 1854
Broughton, Lancashire, England
|Died||4 January 1933
|Occupation||activist, author, horticulturist|
|Notable work||The Women's Charter of Rights and Liberties|
|Spouse(s)||Charles McLaren (m. 1877)|
Baroness Aberconway was a campaigner for women's suffrage, founding the Liberal Women's Suffrage Union and publishing some writings on the subject. During World War I, she converted her house in London into a hospital and helped run it.
Awards and honors
In 1918, Aberconway was appointed as a CBE. She was also appointed as a Dame of Grace of the Venerable Order of Saint John.
Outside politics Aberconway was a talented artist and horticulturalist. She and her husband worked to expand and improve the Bodnant Garden begun by her father. Château de la Garoupe is hailed for his beautiful garden.
- The Women's Charter of Rights and Liberties. London, John Sewell, 1909.
- The Prime Minister and Women's Suffrage London, John Sewell, 1913.
- "Lady Laura Elizabeth McLaren, Baroness Aberconway". Parks and Gardens.org. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
- "Lady Laura Elizabeth McLaren, Baroness Aberconway". The Peerage. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
- "Château de la Garoupe". Alexandra Lloyd. Retrieved 27 February 2015.