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Thomas Basset, Sheriff of Oxford MP (c.1130 - c.1182)

From A Royal Manor (to 1179) ■1086: The Domesday Book states “Rex tenet Hedintone”, showing that the Manor of Headington was then held by the King, William the Conqueror ■...

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Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland MP (1577 - 1635)

Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, KG (1 March 1577 – 13 March 1634/1635), was Chancellor of the Exchequer and later Lord Treasurer of England under James I and Charles I, being one of the mo...

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Sir Francis Willoughby, of Wollaton MP (1547 - 1596)

Francis Willoughby of Wollaton, Sir Knight , was born 1546, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England and "died under rather mysterious circumstances" in lodgings in London, 16 November, 1596, and was buried ...

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Richard Arkwright, Sir MP (1732 - 1792)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Sir Richard Arkwright (Old Style 23 December 1732 New Style 3 January 1733 – 3 August 1792), was an Englishman who, although the patents were eventually overtur...

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, OM, LLD MP (1860 - 1937)

Scottish author and dramatist J. M. Barrie is best remembered today for writing Peter Pan (1904), or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up . The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his inte...

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D H Lawrence MP (1885 - 1930)

David Herbert Richards Lawrence From Wikipedia (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawr...

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George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon MP (1866 - 1923)

"George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, DL (26 June 1866 – 5 April 1923), styled Lord Porchester until 1890, was an English aristocrat best known as the financial backer...

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Ada Lovelace MP (1815 - 1852)

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron, was an English writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical gen...

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Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn MP (1650 - 1687)

Wikipedia: English: -------------------- -------------------- Eleanor Gwynne1 F, #105035, b. 1650, d. 14 November 1687 Eleanor Gwynne was born in 1650.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Gwynn...

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