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John Heathcoat From Wikipedia: John Heathcoat (7 August 1783 – 18 January 1861) was an English inventor from Duffield in Derbyshire. During his apprenticeship he made an improvement to the...

2/18/2011 7/20/2015

Thomas Newcomen MP (1663 - 1729)

Thomas Newcomen Thomas Newcomen was a prominent British engineer, best known for inventing the atmospheric steam engine, which was the the world’s oldest known steam engine for pumping water. ...

8/28/2009 7/16/2015

Thomas Savery MP (c.1650 - 1715)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Thomas Savery (c. 1650–1715) was an English inventor and engineer, born at Shilstone, a manor house near Modbury, Devon, England. Career Savery became a mili...

1/16/2014 7/15/2015

John Davis MP (c.1550 - 1605)

John Davis or Davys (c. 1550 – 29 December 1605) was one of the chief English navigators and explorers under Elizabeth I. He led several voyages to discover the Northwest Passage, served as pilo...

6/25/2007 7/15/2015

James Anthony Froude (1818 - 1894)

James Anthony Froude (23 April 1818 – 20 October 1894) was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. Wikipedia contributors. " James Anthony Froude ." Wiki...

5/19/2009 6/2/2015

Redvers Buller was born at Crediton, Devon, the son of MP James Wentworth Buller. After completing his schooling at Eton he was commissioned into the 60th Rifles (King's Royal Rifle Corps) in May 1858....

12/22/2008 3/26/2015

Pauline Collins, OBE (born 3 September 1940) is an English actress of the stage, television, and film. She first became know portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas & Sa...

1/2/2015 1/4/2015

Capt. Martin Pring (c.1580 - c.1626)

Martin Pring (1580–1626) was an English explorer from Bristol, England who in 1603 at the age of 23 was captain of an expedition to North America to assess commercial potential; he explored area...

1/6/2014 1/6/2014

Sir Joshua Reynolds MP (1723 - 1792)

Sir Joshua Reynolds was born on 16 July 1723 at Plymouth Earls, Devon, England. He died on 23 February 1792 at age 68 at London, England. He was buried at St. Paul's Cathedral, The City, London, Englan...

12/1/2010 1/20/2013

Sir Walter Raleigh MP (1552 - 1618)


'Sir Walter Raleigh1 'M, #146602, b. 1552, d. 1618 Last Edited=9 Feb 2010 'Sir Walter Raleigh was born in 1552.1 He married Elizabeth Throckmorton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton and Anne ...

3/11/2008 1/20/2013

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough MP (1650 - 1722)

"Prince of Mindelheim"

6/23/2008 1/20/2013

Sir Richard Grenville (6 June 1542 – 10 September 1591) (sp. var: Greynvile, Greeneville, Greenfield, etc.) was an Elizabethan sailor and explorer. He was the grandfather of Sir Richard Grenvi...

7/28/2007 1/20/2013

Sir Humphrey Gilbert MP (c.1539 - 1583)

Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 – 9 September 1583) [1] was an English adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier from Devon, who served the crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

7/11/2007 1/20/2013

Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake MP (c.1540 - 1596)

Alternate date: He his said to have died in January 1596, but his will is dated April 10, 1661. -=-=-=-=-=- Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral (1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea capt...

5/16/2007 1/20/2013

Samuel Taylor Coleridge MP (1772 - 1834)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) (pronounced [ˈkəʊlərɪdʒ]) w...

6/19/2007 1/20/2013

Agatha Christie MP (1890 - 1976)

"Mary Westmacott"

Dame Agatha Christie (born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller) was the best selling mystery author of all time and the only writer to have created two major detectives, Poirot and Marple, as well as having wr...

8/23/2007 1/20/2013

Sir Francis Chichester MP (1901 - 1972)

Early life Chichester was born in Barnstaple, Devon, England, and was the son of an Anglican clergyman, Reverend Charles Chichester, seventh son of Sir Arthur Chichester, 8th Baronet (see Chicheste...

11/12/2011 1/20/2013