List of people from Lewes, East Sussex

List of people from Lewes, East Sussex

Lewes is the county town of East Sussex, England. The following is a list of those people who were either born or live in Lewes, or had some important contribution to make to the town.

Notable people from Lewes



*John Agard (1949- ) poet, playwright and children's author
*Russell Ash (1946- ) author of ""Top 10 of Everything"" and other non-fiction books


*Marina Baker (1967- ) former actress/ model, journalist, children's author and politician
*Norman Baker Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes.
*Wynne Edwin Baxter (1844-1920) lawyer, translator, antiquarian and botanist
*Arthur Brown musician. Best known for his number one hit in the UK Singles Chart "Fire" in 1968.
*Ralph Brown actor.
*Anthony Buckeridge (1912-2004) children's author


*Thomas Cobham (? - 1327) Archdeacon of Lewes
*Richard Challoner (1691-1781) Roman Catholic bishop
*John Conolly (1794-1866) physician
*Henry William Crosskey (1826-1893) geologist, Unitarian minister


*Henry Dudeney (1857-1930) author and mathematician


*John Ellman (1753-1832) farmer and stockbreeder
*John Evelyn (1620-1706) writer, gardener, diarist


*Barry Fell ((1917-1994) zoologist
*John Fitzalan, 1st Baron Arundel [c1348-1379)
*David Ford (1978- ) singer/songwriter
*Julia Foster (1943- ) actress


*Eve Garnett (1900-1991) author and illustrator
*Sir William Gull, 1st Baronet (1816-1890) physician
*Walter Godfrey (1881-1961), architect, historian and antiquarian
*Edward Castres Gwynne (1811-1888) Australian lawyer and politician


*Denzil Dean Harber (1909-1966) ornithologist and Trotskyist
*Ed Harcourt (1977- ) singer/songwriter
*Julius Charles Hare (1795-1855) theologian, Archdeacon of Lewes
*Edward Hargraves (1816-1891) Australian gold prospector
*Phil Hobden (-) film producer


*James Iredell (1751-1799) US lawyer and Justice of the Supreme Court



*Paul Austin Kelly (1960- ) opera singer


*Eleanor of Lancaster (1311-1372] wife of Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel


*Gideon Mantell (1790-1852) obstetrician, geologist, palaeontologist
*Joan Maude (1908-1998) actress
*Wiliam McCrea (1904-1999) astronomer (



*Ruth O'Keeffe (1962- ) local government councillor


*Thomas Paine (1737-1809) revolutionary, inventor and intellectual
*John Peckham (c1230-1292) Archbishop of Canterbury
*Brenda Pye (1907-2005) landscape artist



*Cater Rand ((1749-1825) scientist, surveyor, book seller
*Thomas 'Clio' Rickman (1760-1834) brewer and pamphleteer
*Richard Russell (1687-1759) physician (water cure)

*Louis Francis Salzman (1878-1971) economic historian
*Sir George Shiffner (1762-1842) politician
*John Maynard Smith (1920-2004) evolutionary biologist, geneticist
*Anthony Stapley (1590-1655) Member of Parliament; one of the regicides of King Charles I
*Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986) children's author


*Polly Toynbee (-) journalist and writer
*Nicholas Tucker (-) academic and writer




*Edward Perry Warren ((1860-1928) art collector
*John Jenner Weir (1822-1894) civil servant, entomologist, ornithologist
*Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) novelist, essayist



*Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764) politician


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