The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
People of note - the historical worthies of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Alexander, Boyd
(1873 - 1910)
Explorer and ornithologist

Amherst, Jeffrey, Field Marshall
(1716/7 - 1797)
Commander in the North American Seven Years War

Austen, Jane
(1775 - 1817)
Novelist

Ayloffe, Sir Joseph
(1708 - 1781)
Antiquarian

Baker, Sir John
(c1488 - 1558)
Bloody Baker

Ball, Wilfrid
(1853 - 1917)
Painter

Beeching, Arthur Thomas
(1836 - 1912)
Banker

Beeching, Horatio
(1798 - 1878)
Banker

Beeching, Thomas
(1767 - )
Banker

Bell-Irving, Elizabeth M.
(1848 - c 1928)
Historian

Boleyn, Anne
(1501 - 1536)
Henry VIII's second wife

Budgen, Richard
(1695 - 1731)
Cartographer

Burrell, Sir William
(1732 - 1796)
Antiquarian and collector

Burton, Alfred Frederick William
(1848 - 1916)
Artist and painter

Burton, Decimus
(1800 - 1881)
Architect

By, Lieutenant-Colonel John
(1779 - 1836)
Military engineer and builder of the Rideau Canal

Byrne, Letitia
(1779 - 1849)
Engraver

Cade, John
(c 1420 - )
Rebel

Carlyle, Florence Emily
(1864 - 1923)
Painter

Clarke, Edward Daniel
(1769 - 1822)
Traveller and man of science

Compton, Henry
(c1575 - )
Parliamentarian

Corke, Charles Essenhigh
(1852 - 1922)
Artist and painter

Courthope, George
(1616 - 1685)
Parliamentarian

Cramp, Thomas
(1810 - 1891)
Founder of the Temperance cause

Dearn, Thomas Downes Wilmot
(1777 - 1853)
Author, Artist and Architect

Dence, Alexander
(c1520 - 1574)
Dence's Free School

Dixon, Major General Matthew Charles, R.A., V.C.
(1821 - 1905)
Hero of the Crimean War

Doggett, George
(1796 - 1880)
Founder of Forest Fold Chapel

Doyle, Arthur Ignatius Conan
(1859 - 1930)
Author

Egles, Edward
(1761 - 1838)
Cotton manufacturer

Epps, Dr John
(1805 - 1869)
Writer and social reformer

Fermor, Sir Henry
(1667 - 1734)
Crowborough's benefactor

Fry, Charles Burgess
(1872 - 1956)
Cricketer, athlete and journalist

Fuller, John "Mad Jack"
(1757 - 1834)
Parliamentarian and patron of the arts

Furley, Robert
(1809 - 1887)
Antiquarian

Gell, Rev. John Philip
(1816 - 1898)
Van Diemen's Land educationalist

Germaine (Sackville), Lord George
(1715 - 1795)
Parliamentarian

Gilbert, George
(1741 - 1827)
The Apostle of Sussex

Gorham, Dr John
(1814 - 1899)
General Practitioner

Gorham, Mary Caroline
(1818 - 1932)
Philanthropic work

Gorham, William
(1816 - 1881)
Solicitor

Gray, Arthur
(1713 - 1748)
Hawkhurst Gang

Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
(1733 - 1794)
Topographical Artist

Groombridge, Stephen
(1755 - 1832)
Astronomer

Groombridge, William
(1748 - 1811)
Painter

Hallett, William
(1793 - 1862)
Mayor of Brighton and J.P. for Sussex

Hardinge, Charles, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst
(1858 - 1944)
Diplomatist and Viceroy of India

Hardy, Frederick Daniel
(1827 - 1911)
Cranbrook Colony Painter

Hardy, George
(1822 - 1909)
Cranbrook Colony Painter

Harman, Ellen Mary
(1893-1994)
Teacher, post mistress and author

Haskins, Minnie Louise
(1875 - 1957)
Poet and welfare worker

Hasted, Edward
(1732 - 1812)
Historian

Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I
(1609 - 1669)
Royal patronage of the "Wells"

Hills, Wallace Henry
(1832 - 1932)
Historian

Hogge, Ralph
(c1525 - 1585)
Iron Master

Holroyd, John Baker, 1st Earl of Sheffield
(1735 - 1821)
Politician, writer and owner of Sheffield Park

Horsfield, Thomas Walker
(1792 - 1837)
Historian

Horsley, John Callcott
(1817 - 1903)
Cranbrook Colony Painter

Howis, Edward Frisby
(1774 - 1830)
Crowborough entrepreneur

Jefferies, [John] Richard
(1848 - 1887)
Author and Naturalist

Jenkinson, Charles Cecil Cope, Earl of Liverpool
(1784 - 1851)
Parliamentarian

Judde, Sir Andrew
(c1492 - 1558)
Founder of Tonbridge School

Kidder, Richard
(1633/4 - 1703)
Bishop of Bath and Wells

Kipling, Rudyard
(1865 -1936)
Author

Knox, Vicesimus, D.D.
(1752 - 1821)
Headmaster of Tonbridge School and Writer

Lambarde, William
(1536 - 1601)
Antiquarian

Lambert, James
(1725 - 1788)
Musician and artist

Leveson-Gower, Granville William Gresham
(1838 - 1895)
Antiquarian and M.P.

Littleton, Ebenezer
(1831 - 1920)
Pastor of Forest Fold Chapel

Livesey, Sir Harry, K.B.E., G.B.E.
(1860 - 1932)
Civil engineer

Lower, Mark Antony
(1813 - 1876)
Antiquarian and author

Lucas, Edward Verrall
(1868 - 1938)
Author

Lynche, Simon
(c1495 - 1573/4)
Cranbrook Grammar School

MacDermott, Rev. Kenneth Holland
(c1800 - )
Rector of Buxted and Author

Martindale, Louisa
(1839 - 1914)
Liberal and Nonconformist

Maynard, John
(c1595 - 1665)
Puritan

Medley, George
(1722 - 1796)
Wine merchant and landowner

Milne, Alan Alexander
(1882 - 1956)
Author

Mulready, Augustus Edwin
(1844 - 1904)
Cranbrook Colony Painter

Nash, Richard "Beau"
(1674 - 1761)
Dandy of the Georgian era

Neale, Reverend John Mason
(1818 - 1866)
Warden of Sackville College

Neve, Arthur Henry
(1862 - 1936)
Tonbridge author and historian

Newington, Charles
(1780 - 1852)
Surgeon of Ticehurst House

North, Dudley, 3rd Baron North
(1581 - 1666)
Discovered the "Wells"

O'Neill, George Bernard
(1828 - 1917)
Cranbrook Colony Painter

Patmore, Coventry
(1823 - 1896)
Poet

Payne, Edward
(1593 - 1660)
Landowner and Sheriff of Sussex

Payne, Malcolm Roger
(1927 - 1997)
Crowborough's historian

Pentecost, Thomas
(1792 - )
Poet

Prince, Dr Charles Leeson
(1821 - 1899)
Surgeon, Author and Antiquarian

Pullein, Catharine
(1854 - )
Historian

Raper, William Augustus
(1845 - 1940)
Solicitor

Realf, Richard
(1832 - 1878)
Sussex poet and Abolitionist

Richards, Frank
(1822 - )
Author

Romary, Alfred
(1844 - 1929)
Biscuit maker

Rowe, John
(1560 - 1639)
Lawyer and antiquarian

Rudston-Read, Reverend Thomas Frederick
(1811 - 1892)
Rector of Withyham

Sackville, Robert
(1561 - 1609)
Founder of Sackville College

Sackville, Thomas
(1536 - 1608)
Statesman and poet

Sackville-West, Victoria (Vita)
(1892 - 1962)
Poet, novelist and gardener

Sassoon, Siegfried
(1886 - 1967)
Novelist and poet

Saunders, Anthony
(1649 - 1719)
Rector of Buxted and Uckfield benefactor

Scull, Walter Delaplaine
(1863 - 1915)
Gentleman, painter, story teller and writer

Sidney, Dorothy, Countess of Sunderland
(1617 - 1684)
"Sacharissa"

Sidney, Frances, Countess of Sussex
(1531 - 1589)
Philanthropist who funded Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

Slight, Rev. Benjamin
(1800 - 1889)
Nonconformist minister

Stickells, Ambrose Henry
(1864 - 1940)
Photographer

Story, John
(1510 - 1571)
Martyr

Sutton, Rev. Charles Nassau
(1859 - 1916)
Rector of Withyham

Tarbutt, William
(1810 - 1893)
Basket maker and Historian

Thackeray, William Makepeace
(1811 - 1863)
Novelist

Thornton, Major R. Lawrence
(c1860 - )
Barrister and Freemason

Turner, The Reverend Edward
(1794 - 1872)
Sussex antiquarian and Rector of Maresfield

Turner, Thomas
(1729 - 1793)
Shopkeeper

Warmington, Thomas
(1861 - 1899)
Headmaster of Fermor School

Watson, George Dan
(1785 - 1838)
The human calculator

Webster, Thomas
(1800 - 1886)
Cranbrook Colony Painter

Wickliffe, John
(c1320 - 1383)
Vicar of Mayfield

Wolfe, Emma Sarah
(1834 - 1910)
Benefactor

Wolfe, Lieut. Gen. James
(1727 - 1759)
Soldier and "Liberator of Québec"

Woodman, Richard
(1524 - 1557)
Martyr

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