People in History


...from / with connections with North East England and Cumbria.   Hint: type in the search box (below) to filter e.g. 'Feminist', or 'Railways'.

Name Born Died Occupation/Category Locations (NE)
ADDISON, Thomas 1793 1860 Doctor, Scientist Born in Longbenton, Newcastle
AIRY, George Biddell 1801 1892 Scientist, Physics Alnwick, Northumberland
AITCHINSON, Frances Helen 1881 1947 Tennis Player Sunderland
AKENSIDE, Mark 1721 1770 Poet, Doctor Newcastle
ALDER, Joshua 1792 1867 Naturalist, Zoologist, Malacologist Newcastle, Alnwick
ARMSTRONG, Lord William 1810 1900   Jesmond, Cragside
ATKINSON, Frank 1924 2014 Curator Beamish, Barnard Castle
AVISON, Charles 1709 1770 Composer, Musician Newcastle
BEDE, Venerable 673 735 AD Religious leader Sunderland, Jarrow
BEK, Antony 1245 1311 Religious Leader Durham, Bishop Aukland
BELL, Florence 1851 1930 Writer, Playwright MiddlesbroughRedcar
BELL, Gertrude 1868 1926 Explorer and diplomat Washington, Redcar, Middlesbrough
BELL, Hugh 1844 1931 Industrialist, ironmaster Middlesbrough, Redcar
BELL, William 1844 1919 Architect, Railways Newcastle, Whitley Bay, NE region
BENTHAM, Ethel 1861 1931 Physician, Suffragist, Politician, Feminist Newcastle, Gateshead
BEWICK,Thomas 1753 1828 Artist, Wood Engraver, Naturalist Mickley, Ovingham, Newcastle
BISCOP, Benedict, Saint 628 690 AD Religious Leader Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, Jarrow
BLACKETT, John Erasmus 1729 1814 Businessman, Politician, Mayor Newcastle
BLYTON, William Reid 1899 1987 Politician, Trades Unionist Houghton-le-Spring, South Shields
BOLCKOW, Henry 1806 1878 Industrialist, Ironmaster Middlesbrough
BONDFIELD, Margaret 1873 1953 Trades Unionist, Politician, Feminist MP for Wallsend
BOWES, George 1701 1760 Land owner, Coal proprietor, Politician Gibside, Barnard Castle
BOYD, Edward Fenwick 1810 1889 Industrialist, Engineer, Mining, NEIMME Leamside, Urpeth, Hetton-le-Hole, Wylam
BRANDLING, Charles 1733 1802    
BRENT-DYER, Elinor 1894 1969 Author South Shields
BROWN, Capability 1716 1783    
BROWN, Kathleen 1887   Suffragette, Feminist Newcastle
BOWNING, Elizabeth Barrett 1806 1861 Poet Coxhoe, County Durham
BRUCE, John 1775 1834 Educationalist Alnwick, Newcastle
BRUCE, John Collingwood 1805 1892 Educationalist, Historian Newcastle
BUDDLE, John 1773 1843    
BURT, Thomas 1837 1922    
BUTLER, Josephine 1828 1906 Social reformer, Feminist Milfield & Wooler, Northumberland
BYRON, Lord 1788 1824    
CALVERLEY-BLACKETT, Walter 1707 1777    
CARROLL, Lewis 1832 1898 Aurthor  
CHANDLER, Chas 1938 1996 Musician  
CLASPER, Harry 1812 1870 Sportsman, Rower Dunston, Gateshead, Jarrow, Whickham
CLAYTON, John 1792 1890    
COATS, Alice Schofield Coates 1881 1975 Suffragette, Politician, Feminist First female councillor in Middlesbrough
COLLINGWOOD, Admiral Lord 1748 1810 Navy commander (incl. Battle of Trafalgar) Newcastle, Morpeth & North Shields.
COOK, James 1728 1779    
COOKSON, Catherine 1906 1998 Author South Shields
CRAWFORD, Jack 1775 1831 Sailor, Keelman, Navy, Local Hero Sunderland
CROWLEY, Ambrose 1658 1713    
COWEN, Joseph 1829 1900 Politician, Journalist, Social Reformer Blaydon, Gateshead, Newcastle
CUNNINGHAM, John 1729 1773    
CURWEN, John Christian 1756 1828 Politician, High Sheriff Workington, Cumbria
CUTHBERT, Saint 634 687    
DARLING, Grace 1815 1842 National Heroine Bamburgh, Farne Islands, Northumberland
DAVIES, Emily 1830 1921 Suffragist, Feminist, Education Gateshead
DAVISON, Alexander 1750 1829 Businessman Lanton & Swarland, Northumberland
DAVISON, Emily 1872 1913 Suffragette, Feminist Of Longhorsely & Morpeth, Northumberland
DE COUPLAND, John   1363 Sheriff of Northumberland Northumberland, Coupland
DELAVAL, Admiral George c.1667 1723 Diplomat and politician Saeton Delaval Hall
DICKENS, Charles 1812 1870 Author Performances around North East & visits for research for writing.
DEUCHAR, Robert 1831 1904    
DOBSON, John 1787 1865 Architect Newcastle, North East region
DORMAN, Arthur 1848 1931 Industrialist, Ironmaster Middlesbrough
DOUGLAS, Frederick 1818 1895 Abolitionist Newcastle
DRUMMOND, Walter James 1891 1965 Engineer, later Chairman of King's College, Newcastle Newcastle
ELLISON, Cuthbert 1783 1860 Politician  
ENO, James Crossley 1827 1915    
GREY, Charles, 2nd Earl 1764 1845    
GREEN, Benjamin 1813 1858 Architect Newcastle
GREEN, John 1787 1852 Architect Newcastle
GILROY, John 1898 1985 Artist, Cartoonist Whitley Bay, Heaton, Newcastle
GILPIN, Bernard 1517 1583 Religious Leader, Theolgian Houghton-le-Spring
GRAINGER, Richard 1797 1861 Developer,Builder Newcastle
HACKWORTH, Timothy 1786 1850 Engineer, Inventor, Railways Wylam, Shildon
HANCOCK, John 1808 1890 Naturalist  
HANDYSIDE, George 1821 1904    
HANSEN, Marion Coates 1870 1947 Suffrage Campaigner, Politician, Feminist Middlesbrough
HEDLEY, Ralph 1848 1913    
HEDLEY, William 1779 1843 Engineer, Mining, Railways Newburn, Wylam
HOLMES, Arthur 1890 1965 Geologist, Academic Low Fell, Durham University
HUDSON, George 1800 1871 Businessman, Politician, Railways Sunderland
HULL, Alan 1945 1995 Singer, Songwriter (Lindisfarne), Musician Born in Benwell, Newcastle
JOHNSON,R. J. 1832 1892    
LAUREL, Stan 1890 1965 Actor, Comedian Ulverston, North Shields
LAWSON, Wilfrid 1829 1906 Politician, anti-Inmperialist, temperance campaigner Isel, Cumbria
LEECH, William Charles 1900 1990    
LOSH, James 1763 1833 Lawyer, Politician, Abolitionist Wreay, Cumbria. Newcastle
LOSH, Sarah 1785 1853 Architect, Designer  Wreay, Cumbria.
MARLEY, John 1590 1673 Merchant, military commander and politician Newcastle
NEWTON, William 1730 1798    
PALMER, Sir Charles Mark 1822 1907    
PASMORE, Victor 1908 1988 Artist, Architect Newcastle, Peterlee
PEASE, Henry 1807 1881 Ironmaster / MP Darlington, Saltburn
PEEL, Dorothy 1782 1857 "Dolly Peel" of local fame in Victorian South Shields South Shields
PHILIPSON, Mable 1887 1951 Actor, Politician Berwick First female MP in the NE
REA, William Rea 1827 1903 Musician Newcastle, Summerhill
RICHARDSON, Thomas Miles, Snr 1784 1848 Artist, Painter Newcastle
RICHARDSON, Thomas Miles, Jnr 1813 1890 Artist, Painter Newcastle
RIDLEY, Matthew White 1902 1964    
RUTHERFORD, John Hunter 1826 1890    
SANDERSON, William John ? ? philanthropist, Politician Newcastle (Mayor 1907-8)
SANDYS, Edwin 1519 1588 Religious Leader Hawkshead, Cumbria
SKIPSEY, Joseph 1832 1903 Poet, Miner North Shields, Backworth
SKIRLAW, Walter   1406 Religious Leader, Diplomat  
SMITH, T. Dan 1915 1993 Politician Born Wallsend, later Newcastle
SMYTHE, Reg 1917 1998    
SOWERBY, John George 1849 1914 Artist, Painter, Glass making Gateshead
STEAD, William Thomas 1849 1912    
STOKOE, Bob 1930 2004 Football Player and Manager, Sport Newcastle, Sunderland
STRAKER, William 1855 1941    
STEPHENSON, George 1781 1848 Engineer, Railways, Mining Wylam, Killingworth, Newcastle, Stockton
STEPHENSON, Robert 1803 1859 Engineer, Railways  
SURTEES, Elizabeth "Bessie" 1754 1831    
SURTEES, Robert 1779 1834 Historian County Durham, Mainsforth, Durham
SUTHERLAND, Arthur Munro 1867 1953    
SWAN, Joseph 1828 1914 Inventor, Physicist, Chemist, Entrepreneur Pallion, Sunderland, Low Fell, Gateshead, Newcastle
SWAN, John George 1839 1900    
SWINBURN John 1762 1860 Politician, Patron of the Arts StamfordhamCapheaton Hall
TEMPLE, Simon 1759 1822 Shipbuilder South Shields
TURNER, William 1615 1693    
VAUGHAN, John 1799 1868    
WAILES, William 1808 1876 Stained Glass Maker Newcastle, Saltwell, Gateshead
WARD JACKSON, Ralph 1806 1880   Hartlepool
WIDDRINGTON, Thomas c1600 1664 Politician, Judge Stamfordham, Berwick
WILKINSON, Ellen 1891 1947 Politician, Trades Unionist, Feminist Middlesbrough, Jarrow
WILLIAMS, Ethel 1863 1948 Doctor, Suffragist, Feminist Newcastle
WOOD, Nicholas 1795 1865    
ROBSON, Bobby 1933 2009 Football Manager, Sport Newcastle
PARSONS, Charles Algernon 1854 1931    
SYKES, Charles Robinson 1875 1950    
LEATHART, Constance 1903 1993 Pilot Born in Low Fell, Gatshead
RICH, Frank West 1840 1929    
RENWICK, George 1850 1931    
ROMNEY, George 1734 1802 Artist, Painter Dalton-in-Furness, Kendal
DE PUISET, Hugh 1125 1195 Religious Leader Durham
LA FRENAIS, Ian 1936 -    
HOLDEN, Isaac 1804 c1857    
RENFORTH, James 1842 1871 Sportsman, Rowing Manors, Newcastle, Gateshead
FOSTER SPENCE, John 1818 1901    
MARTIN, John 1789 1854    
SCOTT, John, 1st Lord Eldon 1751 1838    
STOKOE, John 1756 1836 Architect, builder  
Queen Victoria 1819 1901 Monarch  
WELFORD, Richard 1836 1919    
WATSON BOYD, Robert 1852 1887    
St Aidan of Lindisfarne c.590 651    
STING 1951 - Musician  
LONDONDERRY, Third Marquess of 1778 1854    
STEPHENSON, William Haswell 1836 1918    
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