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  • Sir Henry Wyatt, Kt. (1460 - 1536)
    Also reported as Wiat. Knighted in 1509 by King Henry VIII, later made Earl of Norfolk. Fed and preserved in his imprisonment by a cat. Served as Privy Councillor to King Henry VII. www.wikiped...
  • Sir Thomas Wyatt, MP (c.1503 - 1542)
    Sir Thomas Wyatt , Wyatt or Wiatt, born1503 died 11 October 1542 Married: Elizabeth Brooke Tomas and Elizabeth Brooke had six children: Thomas Wyatt the younger, who led a thwarted rebell...
  • Sir Thomas "The Younger" Wyatt, MP (1521 - 1554)
    Family and Education b. by 1521, o.s. of Sir Thomas Wyatt I. m. settlement Mar. 1537, Jane, da. and coh. of Sir William Haute of Bishopsbourne, Kent, 6s. 4da. suc. fa 11 Oct. 1542. Kntd. Jan./May 1545....
  • Sir George Wyatt, of Boxley Abbey (c.1550 - bef.1624)
    George Wiatt of Allington Castle and Boxley Abbey, county Kent. Birth: 1550 Kent, England Death: Nov. 10, 1624, Ireland (debatable date): Burial: Boxley Church Cemetery Boxley Kent, England s...
  • Isabel Page (c.1596 - c.1670)
    Lady Isabel Page was born 1595 in Allington Castle, Boxley, County Kent, to Sir George Wyatt and Lady Jane Finch. She had at least these siblings: Francis 1583; Elinor 1584; George 1587; Haute 1594; an...

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  • Thomas Becket (c. 1118–1170) – saint and Archbishop of Canterbury

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  • William Caxton (c. 1420–c. 1492) – first person to introduce a printing press into England
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400) – diplomat and author of The Canterbury Tales
  • Thomas Frederick Colby (1784–1852) – director of the Ordnance Survey
  • Sir Noel Pierce Coward born 16th December 1899 in Teddington and died 26th March 1973 in Jamaica was a well known playright, actor, composer and singer.
  • Nicholas Culpeper (18 October 1616 – 10 January 1654) was an English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer.

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  • Charles Dickens (1812–1870) – foremost English novelist of the Victorian era

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  • Roger Filcock (Blessed) (c. 1553–1601) – executed for preaching Catholicism
  • John Frith (1503–1533) – Protestant priest and writer, executed for heresy

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  • Mick Jagger (born 1943) – singer and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones

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  • E. Nesbit (1858–1924) – children's author and poet

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  • Mary Quant (born 1934) – fashion designer and inventor of the miniskirt and hot pants

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  • George W. M. Reynolds (1814–1879) – author
  • Keith Richards (born 1943) – guitarist and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones

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  • Vita Sackville-West (1892–1962) - novelist,traveler and gardner
  • Malcolm Sargent (1895–1967) – leading conductor of choral works

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