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The Notable People of Historic Berkshire Heraldic Crest of Berkshire


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St. Abban
Sir Richard Abberbury Senior
Henry of Abingdon
Siward of Abingdon
Dr. Anthony Addington
Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth
Aelfric, Bishop of Sonning
St. Aethelwold
Richard Neville Aldworth-Neville
King Alfred the Great
James Pettit Andrews
Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England
Sir Elias Ashmole
Herbert Asquith, Earl of Oxford
Sir Arthur Aston
Sir Richard Aston
Jane Austen
William Backhouse
Anthony Bushby Bacon
Francis Baily
Richard Barry, Earl of Barrymore
Richard Bateman
Charles Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans
Edmund De La Beche
Nicholas, Baron De La Beche
Thomas Beckington, Bishop of Bath & Wells
John Benn-Walsh, Baron Ormathwaite
Elizabeth Berkeley, Margravine of Anspach
St. Birinus
Edward, the Black Prince
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Sir William Blackstone
Daniel Blagrave
John Blagrave
Joseph Blagrave
Thomas Blagrave of Lambourn
Thomas Blagrave of Reading
Rev. Dr. Charles Blake
Sir Gilbert Blane
Mary Blandy
William Blandy
Oliver de Bordeaux
Adm. Sir George Bowyer
Sir John Boys
Thomas Bradley
John Breedon Senior
St. Britwold of Ramsbury
Sir Bernard Brocas Senior
Sir Bernard Brocas Junior
Sir John Brocas
Sir Richard Browne
Thomas Brunce, Bishop of Nowrich
Louisa Brunton, Countess of Craven
James Brydges, Duke of Chandos
John Buckeridge, Bishop of Ely
Thomas Bullock
Col. Elizeus Burges
Elizabeth De Burgh, Queen of Scots
Joseph Butler, Bishop of Bristol
William Cadogan, Earl Cadogan
Cadwgan, Bishop of Bangor
George Canning
St. Thomas Cantilupe of Hereford
Sir Nicholas Carew
Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester
Lucius Cary, Viscount Falkland
John de Cella, Abbot of St. Albans
Princess Charlotte of Wales
Thomas Chaucer
John Cheney, Baron Cheney
Francis Cherry
Apsley Cherry-Garrard
William Chiffinch
Dame Agatha Christie
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
Gilbert De Clare, Earl of Gloucester
Sir John Conroy
Henry Seymour Conway
Elizabeth Cooke, Lady Hoby
Thomas Courtenay, Earl of Devon
Miles Coverdale, Bishop of Exeter
William Craven, Earl of Craven
Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland
Richard Curtyn
Cynegils, King of Wessex
Sir William Danvers
Maj-Gen. Matthew Chitty Darby-Griffith
King David II of Scots
William Davies
Sir John Davies of Englefield
Sir John Davis of Pangbourne
Sir John Le Despenser
Dr. Edmund Dickinson
Henry Docwra, Baron Docwra of Culmore
Henry Dodwell the Elder
Edmund Dunch, Baron Burnell
Edmund Dunch
William Dunch
Charles Dundas, Baron Amesbury
Sir James Whitley Deans Dundas
Claude Duval
John D'Earley
King Edgar the Peacemaker
King Edward III
King Edward the Elder
Christopher Elderfield
Henry Emlyn
Sir Francis Englefield Senior
Sir Francis Englefield Junior
Sir Henry Charles Englefield
Sir Thomas Englefield Senior
Sir Thomas Englefield Junior
Sir William Essex
Faricius, Abbot of Abingdon
Hugh Cook of Faringdon, Abbot of Reading
Arabella Fermor
Anthony Fettiplace
John Fettiplace
Richard Fettiplace
Thomas Fettiplace
Sir Thomas Fettiplace
William Fettiplace
Brian FitzCount
George FitzRoy, Duke of Northumberland
Alice FitzWarin
Fulk FitzWarin
Sir Ivo FitzWarin
William, Baron FitzWarin
Sir John Foxley Senior
Sir John Foxley Junior
Thomas Foxley
Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales
St. Frideswide
Nicholas Fuller
William Fynderne
Gen. Victor Marion de Gaja
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
King George III
Sir Balthazar Gerbier
Thomas Godwin, Bishop of Bath & Wells
Dr. Thomas Godwin
Sir John Golafre
John Golafre
Lady Catherine Gordon
Kenneth Grahame
Richard Griffin-Neville, Baron Braybrooke
Richard A. Griffin-Neville, Baron Braybrooke
Nell Gwynne
John Hampden
Edward Hannes
Thomas De Hanneye
Emma Harcourt, Lady St. John
John Harewell, Bishop of Bath & Wells
Warren Hastings
Frances Hawes, Viscountess Vane
Thomas Hearne
King Henry I
King Henry VI
Sir William Herschel
Dr Peter Heylyn
John Hildesley, Bishop of Rochester
Sir John Coxe Hippisley
Sir Edward Hoby

Sir Philip Hoby
Sir Thomas Hoby
Sir Nathaniel Dance Holland
John Howard, Duke of Norfolk
Dr. Robert Huick
Sir Robert De Hungerford
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York
Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon
Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon
Sarah Jennings, Duchess of Marlborough
John Kendrick
Sir John Kentwood
Sir Francis Knollys Senior
Sir Francis Knollys Junior
Henry Knollys
Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex & Leicester
Richard Knollys
Sir Robert Knollys
William Knollys, Earl of Banbury
Adm. Sir Charles Knowles
Sir William Laken
William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury
William Lenthall
Adm. John Leveson-Gower
Sir George Lisle
Gerard de Lisle, Baron Lisle
Sir Warin de Lisle
Dr. John London
John Lovelace, 2nd Baron Lovelace of Hurley
John Lovelace, 3rd Baron Lovelace of Hurley
John Lovelace, 4th Baron Lovelace of Hurley
Richard Lovelace, Baron Lovelace of Hurley
Robert Loyd-Lindsay, Baron Wantage
Rev. William Lyford
Sir Thomas De La Mare
William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke
Sir Henry Marten
Henry Marten
Sir John Mason
Matilda, Empress of Germany
Baptist May
Charles Metcalfe, Baron Metcalfe
Sir Christopher Milton
St. Aebbe of Minster, Queen of Magonset
Mary Russell Mitford
John Montacute, Earl of Salisbury
Thomas Montacute, Earl of Salisbury
William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury
William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury
Sir Francis Moore
Sir Samuel Morland
James Morrison
William Neile
Sir Henry Neville
Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury
Richard the Kingmaker Neville, Earl of Warwick
Richard Cornwallis Neville, Baron Braybrooke
Ralph Newbery
Sir Edward Norreys
Henry Norreys
Sir Henry Norreys, Baron Norreys of Rycote
Sir Henry Norreys
Sir John Norreys Senior of Ockwells & Yattendon
Sir John Norreys Junior of Ockwells & Yattendon
Sir John Norreys of Yattendon
Sir William Norreys of Fifield
Sir William Norreys of Rycote
Sir William Norreys of Yattendon
St. Odo the Good, Bishop of Sonning
Jocelyn Palmer
Sir Thomas Parry Senior
Sir Thomas Parry Junior
John Paulet, Marquis of Winchester
William Penn
William Perkins
Sir Constantine Phipps
Thomas 'Diamond' Pitt
Margaret Plantagenet, Countess of Salisbury
Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cornwall
Edmund Plowden
Prof. Edward Pocock
Sir George Pocock
Sir Isaac Pocock
Isaac Pocock Junior
Nicholas Pocock
William Innes Pocock
Eleanor Poole, Lady Fettiplace
Alexander Pope
Rev. Dr. John Pordage
Henry Powle
Margery Poynings, Lady De la Beche
Stephen Poyntz
Sir Henry James Pye
Sir Robert Pye
Marmaduke Rawdon
Sir Thomas Reade
Robert De Reading
Walter Reynolds, Archbishop of Canterbury
St. Alice Rich
St. Edmund Rich of Abingdon
Blessed Margaret Rich
Robert Rich
Amy Robsart, Lady Dudley
Sir Charles Rowley
Sir Benjamin Rudyard
Almaric St. Amand, 1st Baron St. Amand
Almaric St. Amand, 3rd Baron St. Amand
William De St. Carileph, Bishop of Durham
Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke
Oliver St. John, Viscount Grandison
Matilda De St. Valery
Thomas Sandby
Catherine Sawbridge, Mrs. Macaulay Graham
Sir Robert Sawyer
John Scott, Earl of Eldon
William Scott, Baron Stowell
Anne Seymour, Countess of Warwick
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sigeric the Serious, Bishop of Sonning
George Blackall Simonds
William Blackall Simonds
Sir Thomas Smith
Hannah Snell
Sir John Soane
Sir Stanley Spencer
George Spencer-Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
Thomas Stackhouse
Miles, Baron Stapleton
Sir Simeon Steward
Anthony Morris Storer
Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd
Thomas Tesdale
Eleanor Touchet, Lady Davies
William Trumbull
Sir William Trumbull
William Trussell Junior
Owen Tudor
Jethro Tull
Francis Turner, Bishop of Ely
Thomas Turner, Dean of Canterbury
Sir Edward Unton
Col. Edward Unton
Sir Henry Unton
Tanfield Vachell
Sir Peter Vanlore
Adm. Edward Westby Vansittart
Gen. George Henry Vansittart
Gov. Henry Vansittart
Adm. Henry Vansittart
Prof. Robert Vansittart
Adm. Sir Edward Vernon
John of Wallingford
Richard of Wallingford, Abbot of St. Albans
William of Wallingford, Abbot of St. Albans
Hon. Edward Walpole
Maria Walpole, Duchess of Gloucester
Col. John Walsh
Thomas Warde
Brig-Gen. Richard Waring
Alfred Waterhouse
Sir Richard Weston
Sir Thomas White
Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke
Edmund Whitelocke
Joseph Wilcocks
Sir John Wildman
Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester
John Williams, Baron Williams of Thame
John Winchcombe Senior
John Winchcombe Junior
Sir Francis Windebank
Sir Thomas Windebank
Sir Thomas Wood
Robert Wright, Bishop of Lichfield & Coventry
William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester
Adm. Sir George Young


Listings of persons holding various offices in the County:

Abbots of Reading
Abbots of Abingdon
Bishops of Ramsbury & Sonning
Mayors of Reading
Rangers of Windsor Great Park
Sheriffs of Berkshire


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