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Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby Thomas Stanley, 2nd Earl of Derby (before 1485 – 23 May 1521) was an English peer. Thomas Stanley was the eldest son of Sir George Stanley and Joan Strange,...

5/7/2007 9/17/2016

Adam Beyer (c.1729 - 1804)

Adam Beyer was one of the most prolific and successful piano makers in London during the eighteenth century. Most of his output was in the form of square pianos, instruments which he manufactured to ex...

1/9/2015 9/14/2016

Charles Babbage MP (1791 - 1871)

Charles Babbage KH FRS (/ˈbæbɪdʒ/; 26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Ba...

1/25/2009 8/25/2016

Nina Conti From Wikipedia: Born 5 June 1974 (age 42)[1] Hampstead, London, England Medium Actress, ventriloquist Nationality British Genres Ventriloquism, comedy Spouse Andrew "Stan" St...

1/5/2012 8/21/2016

Peter Phillip Bonetti "The Cat" From Wikipedia: Peter Phillip Bonetti (born 27 September 1941 in Putney, London) is a former football goalkeeper for Chelsea, the St. Louis Stars, Dundee United and ...

8/20/2016 8/20/2016

Ron Springett MP (1935 - 2015)

Ron Springett From Wikipedia: Ron Springett Personal information Full name Ronald Deryk George Springett Date of birth 22 July 1935 Place of birth Fulham, London, England Date of death ...

8/19/2016 8/20/2016

George Reginald Cohen MBE From Wikipedia George Reginald Cohen MBE (born 22 October 1939) is an English former professional footballer. He was the right full back for England in the side which won ...

8/18/2016 8/18/2016

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Thomas Godfrey Polson Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan, KT, KBE, MC, TD (1895–1977), had a distinguished military career, was Chief Scout of the British Commonwealt...

7/26/2010 8/9/2016

William Kitchiner (1775 - 1827)

William Kitchiner From WIkipedia: William Kitchiner M.D. (1775–1827) was an English optician, inventor of telescopes, amateur musician and exceptional cook. His name was a household word dur...

1/6/2016 7/23/2016

Charles Neely Davis MP (1707 - 1801)

"Davies"

From Martha's Extended Family page on Charles Davies: Charles Davies[1],[2] M, b. circa 1706, d. say 1771 Name Variation Charles Davies was also known as Charles Davis. Birth* Charles was ...

11/25/2007 6/26/2016

Captain Lawrence Edward Grace ("Titus") Oates (17 March 1880 – 17 March 1912) was an English Cavalry officer with the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, and later on in his life an Antarctic explore...

6/27/2013 6/14/2016

10/6/2008 6/13/2016

Capt. Joseph Royall, II MP (1602 - 1655)

Additional Curator's Notes: Joseph Royall was born in London, England, 1600 and died March 10, 1654 at Doghams, Charles City, VA. Joseph left England on the Charitie and arrived in Jamestown, Virgi...

6/25/2007 5/30/2016

Harry Frederick Whitchurch VC (22 September 1866 – 16 August 1907) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy...

1/12/2012 5/28/2016

Rev. John Foxe (1516 - 1587)

1/18/2007 4/11/2016

William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, KG (28 March 1591 – 3 December 1668), known as Viscount Cranborne from 1605 to 1612, was an English peer and politician. Cecil was the son of Robert Cecil...

8/6/2007 4/4/2016

Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward MP (1791 - 1868)

Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward Birth date: 1791 Birth Place: London, England Date of Death: 4 June 1868 Place of Death: St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, England Burial "His grave at Norwood (gra...

4/23/2011 3/5/2016

Pete Townshend MP

"Bijou Drains"

Pete Townshend From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Birth name Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend Also known as Bijou Drains Born 19 May 1945 (age 70) Chiswick, London, England Genres R...

2/18/2016 2/18/2016

Leonard Huxley (1860 - 1933)

Leonard Huxley from wikipedia: Leonard Huxley (December 11, 1860 - May 2, 1933) was a British schoolteacher, writer and editor. Biography His father was the zoologist Thomas Henry Huxley, 'Darw...

11/6/2008 1/23/2016

David Bowie MP (1947 - 2016)

"David Bowie"

David Bowie was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London on 8 January 1947.His mother, Margaret Mary "Peggy" (née Burns), of Irish descent, worked as a cinema usherette, while his father, Hayw...

5/13/2010 1/11/2016

David Niven MP (1910 - 1983)

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 - 29 July 1983), known professionally as David Niven, was an English actor and novelist, popular both in Europe and the US. He is perhaps best known for his rol...

9/14/2008 11/26/2015

Lady Antonia Fraser MP

"Pinter", "Fraser"

Lady Antonia Margaret Caroline Fraser, DBE (born 27 August 1932), née Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish author of history, novels, biographies and detective fiction, best known as Antonia Fraser. Sh...

2/13/2008 11/19/2015

Samuel Pepys Cockerell MP (1754 - 1827)

Samuel Pepys Cockerell Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1753–1827)[1] was an English architect. He was a son of John Cockerell, of Bishop's Hull, Somerset, and the elder brother of Sir Charles Cockerel...

3/2/2012 10/30/2015

Movie, The Duchess

6/11/2007 10/22/2015

Wikipedia Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903). American-born painter and graphic artist, active mainly in England. He soon made a name for himself, not just because of his talent, but also on ...

12/1/2008 10/22/2015

Algernon Charles Swinburne MP (1837 - 1909)

Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 5 April 1837 – London, 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contribut...

1/11/2012 10/22/2015

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti MP (1828 - 1882)

"Dante Gabriel Rossetti"

Dante Gabriel Rossetti From Wikipaedia Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite B...

5/20/2011 10/22/2015

William Holman-Hunt, OM MP (1827 - 1910)

"William Hobman Hunt"

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: William Holman Hunt OM (2 April 1827 – 7 September 1910) was an English painter, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Biography Willia...

12/6/2011 10/22/2015

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

Geoffrey Chaucer MP (1343 - 1400)

"Geoffrey /Chaucer/"

also some good info, stories and facts in here... Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 for Geoffrey Chaucer= Pgs 154-167 (his son Thomas is directly after it ) =====================...

5/3/2007 10/3/2015

John Ruskin MP (1819 - 1900)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and a...

5/9/2011 1/9/2015

60 Minutes: Sir Nicholas Winton "Saving the Children" 1940 Czech Kindertransport , List of Children Heroes of the Holocaust ,  By Lyn Smith

6/22/2013 6/23/2013

Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe CB, TD From Wikipedia Henry Cubitt, 2nd Baron Ashcombe CB, TD (14 March 1867 – 27 October 1947) was a United Kingdom politician and peer, the son of Geor...

10/13/2008 2/14/2013

Marianne Thornton MP (1797 - 1887)

Excerpt From Wikipedia article about E.M Forster:- He inherited £8,000 (£659,300 as of 2013),[3] from his paternal great-aunt Marianne Thornton (daughter of the abolitionist Henry Thorn...

2/10/2013 2/10/2013

Arthur Rackham MP (1867 - 1939)

Arthur Rackham From Wikipedia (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Biography Rackham was born in London as one of 12 children. In 1884, at the age ...

5/19/2011 2/5/2013