List of people from Tunbridge Wells

List of people from Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells is a town in Kent, England. The following is a list of those people who were either born or live(d) in Tunbridge Wells, or had some important contribution to make to the town. As a spa town Tunbridge Wells was a popular resort for the upper classes, including members of the British Royal Family. It was a favoured place for retirement, so a number of famous people have died there: the symbol † signifies that fact.

Notable people from Tunbridge Wells

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A

* Alistair Appleton (1970- ), TV personality

B

* Tom Baker (1934 ), actor
* Gary Barden (1955- ), musician
* The Reverend Thomas Bayes (1702-1761), mathematician †
* Jeff Beck (1944- ), musician
* Rachel Beer (1858-1927), newspaper editor
* Compton Bennett (1900-1974), film director
* Golding Bird (1814-1854), medical writer †
* Frank W. Boreham (1871-1959), Baptist preacher
* Jo Brand (1957- ), comedian
* William Thomas Brande (1788-1866), chemist †
* Gary Brazil (1962 ), football player
* Nick Brown (1950 ), politician
* Peter Burton (1924 - 2007) Physicist, Philosopher, Logician.
* Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873), author
* Cuger Brant [http://www.edenbridgetown.com/acatalog/Local_Authors.html#a270] LocalAuthor

C

* John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845-1914), Governor General of Canada
* Hilton 'Tony' Cartwright (born 1956), Architect
* Oliver Chris (1978- ), actor
* George Cohen (1939- ), football player
* Paul Condon, Baron Condon (1947- ), police commissioner
* Martin Corry (1973- ), rugby player
* The Reverend Arthur Shearly Cripps (1869-1952), missionary and writer
* Richard Cumberland (1732-1811), dramatist
* Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham (1887-1963), military officer †

D

* Sir Howard Douglas, Bt. (1776-1861), military officer †
* Keith Douglas (1920-1944), poet
* Roy Douglas (1907- ), classical composer
* Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding (1882-1970), Royal Air Force officer

E

* John Cox Dillman Engleheart (1784-1862), miniature painter †

F

* Arthur Fagg (1915-1977), cricketer †
* Neil Faraday (1975- ), radio presenter
* Caroline Fry (1787-1846), writer

G

* Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925), scientist
* Jilly Goolden (1956- ), television personality
* Léon Goossens (1897-1988), oboist †
* The Reverend Edward Meyrick Goulburn (1818-1897), clergyman and writer ↑
* David Gower (1957- ), cricketer
* Sir Tyrone Guthrie (1900-1971), theatrical director

H

* Ker Baillie Hamilton (1804-1889), colonial governor †
* Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge (1785-1856), Viceroy of India †
* Philip Carteret Hill (1821–1894), Nova Scotia politician † Matt Green, Legend, 1993-

I

J

* Louise Jameson (1951- ), actress
* Richard Jones (1790-1855), economist

K

L

* Enid Lakeman (1903-1995), political reformer
* Duncan Lamont (1918-1978), actor †
* Sydney Turing Barlow Lawford (1865-1953), Lieutentant-General and father of actor Peter Lawford
* Ron Ledger (1920-2004), politician
* Henry Bilson Legge (1708-1764), politician †
* Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), daughter of Queen Victoria

M

* Alec McCowen (1925- ), actor
* Shane MacGowan (1957- ), punk singer
* Victor McLaglen (1886-1959), actor
* Patrick Mayhew, Baron Mayhew (1929- ), politician

N

* Richard (Beau) Nash (1674-1762), celebrated dandy and leader of fashion
* William Nicholson (1948- ), writer

O

* Sir Charles Ogle, Bt. (1775-1858), naval officer †

P

* Charles Paulet, 3rd Duke of Bolton (1685-1754), politician †
* Tim Pears, (1956- ) novelist
* Rose Pipette (1986- ) Pop singer with The Pipettes

Q

R

* Mary Rhys-Jones (1934-2005), mother of the Countess of Wessex ↑
* Sir Richard Robinson (1849-1928), businessman and local politician
* Richard Rose (1982- ), footballer

* Sarah Sands (1961- ), journalist
* Horace Smith (1779-1849), poet and novelist †
* Jamie Spence (1963- ), golfer
* Sir Thomas Abel Brimage Spratt (1811-1888), naval officer †
* The Reverend Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1835-1926), zoologist †
* Francis Meadow Sutcliffe (1863-1941), photographer

T

* William Temple (1833-1919), recipient of the Victoria Cross †
* William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), novelist
*Bob Todd (1921-1992) comedy actor

U

V

* Sid Vicious (1957-1979), musician

W

*Virginia Wade (1945- ), tennis player
* H T Waghorn (1842-1930), cricket historian
* Arthur Waley (1889-1966), Orientalist
* Nick Wallace (1972- ), writer

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Y

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