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People Connected to Leicestershire

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  • Thomas Hooker (1500 - 1562)
    Spouse of Cicely PRIEST. Born in 1500 in Medbourne, Leicester, England. Father was Robert HOOKER, b. 1473 in Exeter, Devon, England. WILL OF THOMAS HOKER September, 1559, I Thomas Hooker of Blaston...
  • John Hooker (1525 - 1601)
  • Rev. Thomas Hooker (1586 - 1647)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas E. Hooker', II (July 5, 1586 – July 7, 1647) was a prominent Puritan religious and colonial leader remembered as one of the founders of the Colony o...
  • John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland (1604 - 1679)
    "John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland (10 June 1604 – 29 September 1679) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 until 1641 when he inherited the peerage." ===========...

People Connected to Leicestershire

Historic County of England UK

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Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of Leicestershire Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These would usually be male! Anyone else with links to Leicestershire can be linked to the project but not added to the list below - please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

People connected to Leicestershire can also be linked to the following projects.

Historical and Political people

- accommodated by the project Historic Leicestershire which covers the History of Leicestershire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Leicestershire - Famous People and add them to the listing there.


People from Leicestershire who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Leicestershire families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.

Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project.

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.

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Heads of Leicestershire Families on Geni

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Emigrants from Leicestershire

Please add the names of people from Leicestershire who settled in the "New World"


South America

United States


South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Other Pages for People Connected to Scottish Counties

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