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Oxfordshire - Famous People

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Oxfordshire - Famous People

Oxfordshire has many notable people associated with it.

Listed Alphabetically by surname-

The following people of renown were either born or lived in Oxfordshire or are strongly associated with Oxfordshire.

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Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board Custos Rotulorum of Oxfordshire

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  • Dudley Carleton (diplomat)
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Alan Castell
  • Christopher Chavasse
  • John Collins (mathematician)
  • Anthony Cope (author)
  • Richard Lynch Cotton
  • John Croke
  • Unton Croke
  • Roland Culver


* Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 8th Earl of Donoughmore 


  • James Elles
  • Thomas Ellwood


* William Filby (Roman Catholic priest) 
  • Josiah Forshall


  • Peter Gabbit
  • Edward Gale
  • Robin Gandy
  • William Gardner (knight)
  • William Garne
  • Gewisse
  • Hugh de Audley, 1st Earl of Gloucester
  • John Godfrey (cricketer)
  • Richard Gott
  • Paul Gover
  • Anne Greene
  • George Gulliver



  • Walter de Islip


  • P D James 1920-2014 Novelist
  • Liz Jensen
  • Huw Jones (cricketer)


  • Robert Keilway
  • Simon Kernick
  • Francis Knollys, 1st Viscount Knollys


  • Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool
  • Sir Charles Lloyd, 1st Baronet, of Milfield
  • Caroline Lucas


  • Serena Mackesy
  • Tim Matthews
  • Mitford family
  • George Herbert Morrell


  • Norreys
  • John Norreys


  • Oliver Vernon Aplin
  • George Owen (physician)


  • Ann Packer
  • Lorraine Pascale
  • Richard Pate (bishop)
  • Fred Paxford
  • William Penney, Baron Penney
  • Bruce Percy (photographer)
  • Baron Phillimore
  • John Piper
  • Alice de la Pole
  • Edmund Powell (MP)
  • John Pratt (Canadian politician)
  • James Pym


  • John Rede (died 1404)
  • James Robertson (activist)
  • John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
  • Robin Cayzer, 3rd Baron Rotherwick
  • Stephen Rowsham
  • Rosemary Rue


  • Bartholomew Steer
  • Rick Stein
  • Ninian Stephen
  • Edward Cephas John Stevens
  • Jack Straw (farmer)
  • Murray Sueter
  • Charles Summersby


  • Sir Thomas Tipping, 1st Baronet
  • Thomas Tipping (knight)
  • William 'Eternity' Tipping
  • Joseph Tubb


  • John Walter (jurist)

  • Kirwan Ward

  • Deborah Warner

  • Ed Welch

  • Thomas Wentworth (Recorder of Oxford)

  • Anne Wharton

  • John Wilcotes


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