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Cheshire - Famous People

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Cheshire has many notable people associated with it.

Listed Alphabetically by surname-

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The following people of renown were either born or lived in Cheshire or are strongly associated with Cheshire.

A

  • John Almond
  • James Arderne
  • James Aspinall
  • Arthur Aston (army officer)

B

  • Brutus Babington
  • Thomas Worthington Barlow
  • Rik Barnett
  • John Barnston
  • John Bavant
  • William Bentney
  • George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer
  • Ian Botham
  • Arnold Boyd
  • Thomas Brerewood
  • Katharine Brettargh
  • Richard Broke
  • Sir Henry Brooke, 1st Baronet
  • Moira Buffini
  • Robin Burke
  • Paul Burrell

C

D

E

F

  • Peter Fahy
  • John Feetham (bishop)
  • Robin Fisher (cricketer)
  • Alexander Fitton
  • Edward Fitton (the elder)
  • Mary Fitton
  • Michael Fitton
  • Charles Foster (writer)
  • George Frodsham

G

  • Erwin Gabathuler
  • Ryan Gander
  • Alfred Gerrard
  • Rodge Glass
  • Stephen Glover (antiquary)
  • Jonathan Gray (cricketer)
  • William Parr Greswell
  • Lady Mary Grosvenor
  • Richard Grosvenor, 1st Earl Grosvenor

H

  • Robert Hallam
  • Gerry Hardstaff
  • John Haslem (artist)
  • Damian Hinds
  • Blessed Thomas Holford
  • Raphael Holinshed
  • John Holland (cricketer)
  • Rupert Holmes
  • Jean Hood
  • Robert Hope-Jones
  • Philip Hough
  • Simon Hughes
  • Thomas Hughes (dramatist)
  • Sheila Hutchins

I

J

  • Robin Jones (cricketer)

K

  • Barbara Keogh
  • Robert Knolles

L

  • Charles Lamb (cricketer)
  • Ruth Lea
  • Charles Lee (general)
  • Piers Legh II
  • Leghs of Adlington
  • Leghs of Lyme
  • Steve Leonard
  • Rob Lloyd
  • Gillian Lowndes

M

  • Simon Martin (artist)
  • Bob Meacock
  • Laurence Merbury
  • James F. Merton
  • Godfrey Milton-Thompson

N

  • Cathleen Nesbitt
  • Thomas Newton (poet)
  • David Norman (ornithologist)
  • Norreys

O

  • Murder of Stephen Oake
  • John O'Brien (cricketer)
  • Gillian Oliver

P

  • Nigel Peel
  • James Pickup
  • Caroline Pierce (golfer)
  • Mary Pilling
  • Plegmund
  • Louise Plowright
  • John Poole (died 1601)

Q

R

  • Peter Reynolds (actor)

S

  • Ian Saltmarsh
  • John Scotus (bishop of Dunkeld)
  • Frank Sharp (English footballer)
  • Edward Shippen
  • Morag Siller
  • Martin Sixsmith
  • Sol Heras
  • John Speed
  • Oliver Starkey
  • William Stobart
  • Nigel Stonier
  • Suzanne Strudwick
  • Matthew Swarbrick

T

  • Ian Tansley
  • Thomas de Thelwall
  • John Tollemache, 1st Baron Tollemache

U-V-W

  • Benjamin Valentine
  • Paul Wade
  • Lee Warburton
  • Steven Webb
  • Christopher Webber
  • Alan Webster (priest)
  • Gerald Grosvenor, 4th Duke of Westminster
  • Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster
  • Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster
  • Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster
  • Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster
  • William Grosvenor, 3rd Duke of Westminster
  • Henry Wilbraham
  • Richard Wilkinson (cricketer, born 1982)
  • Clare Wille
  • Hayley J Williams
  • John Williams (motorcyclist)
  • William Wilson Cash
  • Joseph Wilson (cricketer)
  • Damian Worrad