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William Kent MP (c.1685 - 1748)

William Kent (born Cant) From Wikipedia William Kent (c. 1685 – 12 April 1748) was an eminent English architect, landscape architect and furniture designer of the early 18th century. Kent ...

10/16/2015 10/16/2015

Myles Coverdale, Bishop of Exeter (1488 - 1568)

"Bishop of Exeter"

Bishop of Exeter Born: 1488 in Coverdale, Yorkshire Died: 20th May 1569 in London Miles Coverdale, born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge, became an Augustinian canon, but was afterwards one of ...

9/21/2008 10/2/2015

Thomas Harrison MP (1744 - 1829)

Thomas Harrison Thomas Harrison (7 August (baptised) 1744 – 29 March 1829) was an English architect and bridge engineer who trained in Rome, where he studied classical architecture. Returning ...

7/28/2015 7/28/2015

John Harrison MP (1693 - 1776)

John Harrison (24 March 1693 – 24 March 1776) was a self-educated English clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought device in solving the problem of establishing the East-Wes...

3/1/2007 7/16/2015

Brian Blessed was born at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough, Yorkshire, the son of William Blessed, a socialist miner, and Hilda Wall, Blessed. He attended Bolton on Dearne Secondary Modern School, but ...

11/12/2011 6/24/2015

Sean Bean MP

"Sean Bean"

Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean (born 17 April 1959) is an English film and stage actor. Bean is known for playing Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and, previously, British Colonel Richard Sharpe in the...

9/16/2011 6/24/2015

Anne Lister (1791 - 1840)

Anne Lister was a Yorkshire landowner, diarist, mountaineer and traveller. Throughout her life she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her everyday life, including her lesbian relationships, h...

2/19/2012 6/2/2015

Michael Johnson MP (1656 - 1731)

Michael Johnson (1656-1731), bookseller and magistrate of Lichfield, who married in 1706 Sarah Ford (1669-1759). Michael's abilities and attainments seem to have been considerable. He was so well acqua...

4/22/2008 4/23/2015

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with t...

1/3/2012 1/8/2015

W.H. Auden MP (1907 - 1973)

Wystan Hugh Auden ( /ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/;[1] 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-...

8/9/2011 1/3/2015

Oliver Smithies Biography In his own words From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Oliver Smithies Born June 23, 1925 (age 89) Halifax, West Yorkshire, England Nationality United Kingdom, United ...

12/28/2014 12/28/2014

1/14/2010 9/18/2013

Chairman, Yorkshire Post Newspapers; High Sheriff of Yorkshire.

1/14/2010 9/18/2013

Sir Edward Baines (1800 - 1890)

12/29/2011 9/18/2013

James Neville Mason (1909 - 1984)

Mr James Mason Versatile cinema talent Mr James Mason, who died yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the age of 75, was a highly intelligent and creative cinema performer who appeared in more tha...

1/14/2009 2/10/2013

Ernie Wise, OBE MP (1925 - 1999)

Ernest Wiseman, OBE (27 November 1925 – 21 March 1999), known by his stage name Ernie Wise, was an English comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, who became a n...

7/6/2012 2/10/2013

"Katharine, Duchess of Kent GCVO (Katharine Lucy Mary; née Worsley, born 22 February 1933), is the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent who is a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom an...

5/30/2007 2/10/2013

John Venn MP (1834 - 1923)

John Venn FRS Is the second cousin once removed of Author E.M Forster From Wikipedia (4 August 1834 – 4 April 1923), was a British logician and philosopher. He is famous for introducin...

2/10/2013 2/10/2013

12/31/2011 1/26/2013

Anne Brontë MP (1820 - 1849)

Brontë family (From Wikipedia) The Brontës were a 19th century literary family associated with Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 18...

11/27/2007 1/26/2013

Patrick Branwell Brontë MP (1817 - 1848)

Patrick Branwell Brontë (26 June 1817 – 24 September 1848) was a painter, writer and poet, the only son of the Brontë family, and the brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily, and A...

11/27/2007 1/26/2013

Charlotte Brontë MP (1816 - 1855)

Brontë family (From Wikipedia) The Brontës were a 19th century literary family associated with Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 18...

11/27/2007 1/26/2013

Emily Jane Brontë MP (1818 - 1848)

Brontë family The Brontës were a 19th century literary family associated with Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (born 21 April 1816), Emily (born ...

11/27/2007 1/26/2013

Born Augustus Henry Lane-Fox at Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Wetherby, Yorkshire, he was the son of William Lane-Fox and Lady Caroline Douglas, a sister of George Douglas, 17th Earl of Morton. George Lane...

9/20/2011 1/26/2013

Rev. Joseph Priestley MP (1733 - 1804)

In August 1774 he isolated an "air" that appeared to be completely new (oxygen). In his paper "Observations on Respiration and the Use of the Blood", Priestley was the first to suggest a connection b...

4/3/2010 1/26/2013

Captain James Cook MP (1728 - 1779)

Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November [O.S. 27 October] 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. ...

11/7/2008 1/26/2013

Henry Briggs, I MP (1561 - 1630)

Henry Briggs (February 1561 – 26 January 1630) was an English mathematician notable for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms, which are somet...

8/22/2009 1/26/2013

Dr. George Birkbeck MP (1776 - 1841)

George Birkbeck (10 January 1776 – 1 December 1841) was a British doctor, academic, philanthropist, pioneer in adult education and founder of Birkbeck College. Born to a Quaker family in Settl...

5/28/2011 1/26/2013

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC, KC (12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. He was the ...

8/30/2008 1/26/2013

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour Member of Parliament, Leader of the Labour Party. Twice Prime Minister o...

9/26/2007 1/26/2013

William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony MP (1589 - 1657)

"Gov. William Bradford of Plymouth Colony", "William Bradford lll", "William "Mayflower" Bradford"

William Bradford Birth: on or before 19 March 1589/90 - Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Christened: 19 March 1589/90 - St. Helen's Chapel, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Parents: William Bradf...

2/10/2007 1/26/2013

Guy Fawkes MP (1570 - 1606)

"Guido Fawkes", "John Johnson"

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of provincial English Catho...

11/5/2010 1/26/2013

At the request of the curator, June Barnes, I have tried to clean up the Wycliffe family. This has been difficult because the genealogical record is simply incomplete. I have come up with a plausible r...

6/29/2007 1/26/2013

William Wilberforce MP (1759 - 1833)

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshir...

11/8/2008 1/26/2013