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People Connected to Cheshire

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  • General James Kerr (1750 - 1821)
    V. James Kerr, General H.E.I.C.S., born at Cleughside 9 Feb. 1750, entered military service of the Hon. E.I. Co. 1771, was gazetted Lieutenant 1775, Captain 1785, to rank from 1781, Major 1792, Colonel...
  • Henry Brindley (1818 - 1868)
    Pensioner guard per York 31 December 1862.
  • Harry Brereton Trelawny (1820 - 1851)
  • Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt., FRS., FRCP., DCL (1788 - 1873)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sir Henry Holland, 1st Baronet FRS, DCL (27 October 1788 – 27 October 1873), was a British physician and travel writer. Early life Born in Knutsford, ...
  • Rt. Rev John Bridgeman, Bishop of Chester (1577 - 1652)
    From Wikipedia, December 2014: John Bridgeman (2 November 1577 – 11 November 1652)[1] was an English Anglican clergyman. Born in Exeter, he was the eldest son of Thomas Bridgeman and grandso...

People Connected to Cheshire

Historic County of England

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How to use this Page

  1. Please link any GENI Profiles with links to Cheshire to this project.
  2. You can ALSO add the earliest heads of families to the list of Cheshire Families on Geni below (don't forget to link their profiles to the project as well). These would usually be male! Please restrict people added to the list to the earliest head of family!

Note People with links to Cheshire can be linked to the project but not necessarily added to the list below.

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

Historical and Political people

These are accommodated by the project Historical Cheshire which covers the History of Cheshire and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.

Famous or Notable People

Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown. Those people of note with connections to the county are to be listed in. Cheshire - Famous People


People from Cheshire 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 "Cheshire family heads" 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

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Heads of Cheshire Families on Geni

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Other links take you to external biographical web pages.








  • Hannah GARNER Her father was from Staffordshire and her son was illigitimate so she is the head of the family to from Cheshire.


















Emigrants from Cheshire

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


South America

United States

  • Obediah Bruen, Emigrant to America Born Tarvin, Cheshire, EnglandSon of John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford, Shropshire, England and his second wife, Anne Fox, daughter of William Fox of the Rhodes, Lancashire. Husband of Sarah (unknown last name). Father of Mary, Sarah, Rebecca, Hannah, and John. He was one of the founders of Neward, New Jersey, generally accepted as a "gateway" ancestor by many organisations.
  • Roger Bruen
  • David Manwaring (1862 Sandbach - 1912 Utah)



South Africa

1820 British Settlers in South Africa

Other Pages for People Connected to English Counties
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